Luke 19:1-10 (NRSV)
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 sycomore 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
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
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.’