Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That they were righteous
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
Now when the Pharisee who had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him: for she is a sinner.
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived?
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send you far from here unto the Gentiles.
But why do you judge your brother? or why do you despise your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.