For if ye love those who love you, what reward shall ye have? Do not even the publicans the same?
For if ye love those who love you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also love those that love them.
Take heed not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father who is in the heavens.
And it came to pass, as he sat at food in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners that had come sat down at the table with Jesus and his disciples.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her children.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation ; but if he neglects to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as a worldly man and a publican.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go ahead of you into the kingdom of God.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner.
and, behold, a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
For what glory is it if, when ye are buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is due to grace from God.