Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they
acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
Now all the
tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.
But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.