And he said to them, “ Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.”
Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”
I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
“ Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil,
Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.
“But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,