Two men went up to the temple to pray,
one was a Pharisee, the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood there
and said this prayer to himself,
“I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, or adulterous, like everyone else,
and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here.”
The tax collector stood some distance away, not even daring to raise his eyes to heaven;
but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”
This man, I tell you, went home again justified;
the other did not.
For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled,
but anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.
Peace be unto you