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That they were righteous
the Pharisee in a standing posture pray'd thus by himself, O God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, a robber, a cheat, an adulterer, or like that Publican.
which the Pharisee, who had invited him, observing, he thus argued with himself, if this man were a prophet, he could not but know that the woman, who is so busy with him, is a person of a loose character.
at which the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, this man gives access to men of bad character, and eats with them.
upon seeing this, they all murmur'd, saying, he is going to be treated by a dissolute person.
upon which the Pharisees answered, are ye also seduced?
The Jews answered, and said to him, are we not in the right to say, that you are a Samaritan, and are really mad?
but the Lord said to me, "be gone, for I will send you far hence, even to the Gentiles."
why then dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou think contemptibly of thy brother? since we shall all of us be brought before the judgment-seat of Christ.