9.4 Visited Zacchaeus

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Sep 3 9.24 Jesus passed through Jericho where Zachaeus, a rich chief tax collector lived. As he was a short man, he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see him. When Jesus reached the tree. He looked up and said, “Zachaeus, come down quickly. I must stay in your house today.” So he came down to welcome him with joy. On seeing this, the people murmured, “He has gone to be a sinners guest.”1

But Zachaeus stood and said to the Lord, “I give half of my belongings to the poor, and if I blackmailed anyone, I repay fourfold.”

Jesus replied, “Today salvation came to this house, for he too is Abrahams son.2 For the Son of man came to seek and save what was lost.3