9 Now about certain persons who consider themselves to be just, while disdaining others, he told also this parable:
10 "Two men ascended to the temple, in order to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.
11 Standing, the Pharisee prayed within himself in this way: 'O God, I give thanks to you that I am not like the rest of men: robbers, unjust, adulterers, even as this tax collector chooses to be.
12 I fast twice between Sabbaths. I give tithes from all that I possess.'
13 And the tax collector, standing at a distance, was not willing to even lift up his eyes to heaven. But he struck his chest, saying: 'O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.'
14 I say to you, this one descended to his house justified, but not the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
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