Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That they were righteous
The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.
Noticing this, the Pharisee, His host, said to himself, "This man, if he were really a Prophet, would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching him--and would know that she is an immoral woman."
and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!"
When they all saw this, they began to complain with indignation. "He has gone in to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" they said.
"Are *you* deluded too?" replied the Pharisees;
"Are we not right," answered the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?"
"'Go,' He replied; 'I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'"
But you, why do you find fault with your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon your brother? We shall all stand before God to be judged;