33. Teaching concerning the Entrance
into the Kingdom of God
a. Humbling Oneself
9 And 1He told this parable also to certain ones who atrusted in themselves that they were brighteous and despised the rest:
10 Two men awent up to the temple to pray, the one a bPharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee astood and prayed these things to himself: God, I thank You that I am 1not like the rest of men -- extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
12 I 1afast twice a 2week; I bgive a tenth of all that I get.
13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would anot even lift up his eyes to heaven, but bbeat his breast, saying, God, be 1propitiated to me, the csinner!
14 I tell you, This man went down to his house ajustified rather than that one; for everyone who exalts himself shall be bhumbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted.