Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be careful not to do your charity before men in order to be seen by them, otherwise ye have no reward from your Father in the heavens.
And if ye love those who love you, what credit is for you? For even sinners love those who love them.
1 Peter 2:20
For what kind of credit is it, if, sinning and being beaten, ye will endure? But if, doing good and suffering, ye will endure, this is graciousness with God.
And it came to pass while he relaxed in the house, and behold, many tax collectors and sinners having come, they were sitting with Jesus and his disciples.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold the man, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom is justified from her children.
And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector.
Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Truly I say to you, that the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were approaching him to hear him.
But the tax collector, having stood from afar, would not even lift his eyes to the sky, but beat upon his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinful man.
And behold, a man called by name, Zacchaeus. And he was a chief tax collector, and this man was rich.