Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his disease was healed.
“Which of the two did his father’s will?”“The first,” they said. Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!
(And when all the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they acknowledged God’s way of righteousness, because they had been baptized with John’s baptism.
Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”
“No one, Lord,” she answered.“Neither do I condemn you,” said Jesus. “Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”]
And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!”
And He said to him, “I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise.”
When Jesus heard that they had thrown the man out, He found him and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”