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29 Bible Verses about Tax Collectors

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Romans 13:6-7

This is also why you pay taxes. For rulers are God's servants faithfully devoting themselves to their work. Pay everyone whatever you owe them taxes to whom taxes are due, tolls to whom tolls are due, fear to whom fear is due, honor to whom honor is due.

2 Chronicles 24:6

so the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest and asked him, "Why haven't you required the descendants of Levi to bring from Judah and Jerusalem the tax levied by Moses, the LORD's servant, and the assembly of Israel for the Tent of Testimony?"

Matthew 17:24-26

When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came up to Peter and asked, "Your teacher pays the temple tax, doesn't he?" He answered, "Yes." When Peter went home, Jesus spoke to him first and asked him, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings on the earth collect tolls or tributes? From their own subjects, or from foreigners?" "From foreigners," he replied.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

Matthew 5:46

If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they?

Matthew 18:17

If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever and a tax collector.

Luke 3:12-13

Even some tax collectors came to be baptized. They asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He told them, "Stop collecting more money than the amount you are told to collect."

Matthew 21:31-32

Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one." Jesus told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, tax collectors and prostitutes will get into God's kingdom ahead of you! John came to you living a righteous life, and you didn't believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did. But even when you saw that, you didn't change your minds at last and believe him."

Luke 7:29

By having been baptized with John's baptism, all the people who listened, including the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice.

Luke 15:1

Now all the tax collectors and sinners kept coming to listen to Jesus.

Matthew 9:10

While he was having dinner at Matthew's home, many tax collectors and sinners arrived and began eating with Jesus and his disciples.

Mark 2:15

Later, he was having dinner at Levi's house. Many tax collectors and sinners were also eating with Jesus and his disciples, because there were many who were following him.

Luke 5:29

Later, Levi gave a large banquet at his home for Jesus. A large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.

Matthew 9:11

The Pharisees saw this and asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

Mark 2:16

When the scribes and the Pharisees saw him eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, "Why does he eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

Luke 5:30

The Pharisees and their scribes started complaining to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

Matthew 11:19

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."

Luke 19:1-7

As Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it, a man named Zacchaeus appeared. He was a leading tax collector, and a rich one at that! He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man. read more.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the tree, he looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down! I must stay at your house today." Zacchaeus came down quickly and was glad to welcome him into his home. But all the people who saw this began to complain: "Jesus is going to be the guest of a notorious sinner!"

Matthew 9:12-14

When Jesus heard that, he said, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do. Go and learn what this means: "I want mercy and not sacrifice,' because I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners." Then John's disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"

Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard that, he told them, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick ones do. I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners."

Luke 5:31

But Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do.

Luke 15:3-4

So he told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has 100 sheep and loses one of them. He leaves the 99 in the wilderness and looks for the one that is lost until he finds it, doesn't he?

Luke 18:13-14

"But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even look up to heaven. Instead, he continued to beat his chest and said, "O God, be merciful to me, the sinner that I am!' I tell you, this man, rather than the other one, went down to his home justified, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

Mark 2:13-14

Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd kept coming to him, and he kept teaching them. As he was walking along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax collector's desk. Jesus told him, "Follow me!" So Levi got up and followed him.

Luke 5:27-28

After that, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax collector's desk. He told him, "Follow me!" So Levi left everything behind, got up, and followed him.

Luke 19:1-9

As Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it, a man named Zacchaeus appeared. He was a leading tax collector, and a rich one at that! He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man. read more.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the tree, he looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down! I must stay at your house today." Zacchaeus came down quickly and was glad to welcome him into his home. But all the people who saw this began to complain: "Jesus is going to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" Later, Zacchaeus stood up and announced to the Lord, "Look! I'm giving half of my possessions to the destitute, and if I have accused anyone falsely, I'm repaying four times as much as I owe." Then Jesus told him, "Today salvation has come to this home, because this man is also a descendant of Abraham,

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