Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 & Luke 19:1-10
1:1The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
2 O LORD, how
long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you
"Violence!" and you will not save?
3 Why do you make
me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence
are before me; strife and contention arise.
4 So the law becomes
slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous--
therefore judgment comes forth perverted.
2:1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on
the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and
what he will answer concerning my complaint.
2 Then the LORD
answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it.
3 For there is
still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and
does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely
come, it will not delay.
4 Look at the
proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live
by their faith.
1 He entered Jericho and was passing through it.
2 A man was there
named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich.
3 He was trying
to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not,
because he was short in stature.
4 So he ran ahead
and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to
pass that way.
5 When Jesus came
to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry
and come down; for I must stay at your house today."
6 So he hurried
down and was happy to welcome him.
7 All who saw
it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to be the guest
of one who is a sinner."
8 Zacchaeus stood
there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions,
Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of
anything, I will pay back four times as much."
9 Then Jesus said
to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he
too is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son
of Man came to seek out and to save the lost."