“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
King James Version (KJV)
18:14 This man went down - From the hill on which the temple stood, justified rather than the other - That is, and not the other.
Lu 18:14 This man went . . . justified. With his sins forgiven. His prayer was answered; not the proud boasts of the Pharisee. Ryle says: ``This parable teaches us the spirit that should pervade our prayers. The first parable encourages us to pray, and faint not. The second reminds us how we ought to pray. Both should be often pondered by every true Christian.''