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29 Bible Verses about Tax Collectors

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Romans 13:6-7

For this cause ye also pay them tribute, for they are God's ministers, attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

2 Chronicles 24:6

Therefore the king called for Jehoiada, the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem unto the tabernacle of the testimony the collection, according to the commandment of Moses, the slave of the LORD and of the congregation of Israel?

Matthew 17:24-26

And when they were come to Capernaum, those that received the two drachmas came to Peter and said, Does not your master pay the two drachmas? He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus spoke unto him first, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own sons or of strangers? Peter said unto him, Of strangers. Jesus said unto him, Then the sons are free.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

Matthew 18:17

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.

Luke 3:12-13

Then the publicans also came to be baptized and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Matthew 21:31-32

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. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not, but the publicans and the harlots believed him, and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward that ye might believe him.

Luke 7:29

And all the people that heard him and the publicans justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

Luke 15:1

Then all the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.

Matthew 9:10

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.

Mark 2:15

And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at the table in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also at the table together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many and they had followed him.

Luke 5:29

And Levi made a great banquet in his own house and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down at the table with them.

Matthew 9:11

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why does your Master eat with publicans and sinners?

Mark 2:16

And the scribes and Pharisees, seeing him eat with publicans and sinners, said unto his disciples, How is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners?

Luke 5:30

But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

Luke 19:1-7

And Jesus, having entered, was passing through Jericho; and, behold, a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was and could not for the crowd because he was small of stature.read more.
And running ahead, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. And he made haste and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Matthew 9:12-14

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, Those that are whole need not a physician, but those that are sick. Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples do not fast?

Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard it, he said unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:31

And Jesus answering said unto them, Those that are whole have no need of a physician, but those that are sick.

Luke 15:3-4

And he spoke this parable unto them, saying, What man of you having a hundred sheep if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost until he finds it?

Luke 18:13-14

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. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for anyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

Mark 2:13-14

And he went again unto the sea; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Luke 5:27-28

And after these things he went forth and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

Luke 19:1-9

And Jesus, having entered, was passing through Jericho; and, behold, a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was and could not for the crowd because he was small of stature.read more.
And running ahead, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. And he made haste and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. Then Zacchaeus stood and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day saving health is come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

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