Then Jesus entered and was passing through new Jericho. And behold, a man named Zacchaeus, a chief tax-collector was there. He was very rich. And he was seeking to see Jesus, what sort of man He is; but he could not on account of the multitude, because he was small in stature. And he ran on before and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him; because He was about to pass along that way.
And Jesus, when He came to the place, looked up, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for today I must abide in thy house." And making haste, he came down and received Him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He hath gone in to lodge with a sinful man."
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have exacted anything wrongfully of any one, I restore fourfold." Then Jesus said to him, "Today hath salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."