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Publicans


1. The collectors of the public taxes. Lu 5:27.

2. Suspected of extortion. Lu 3:13.

3. Often guilty of extortion. Lu 19:8.

4. Chiefs of, were very rich. Lu 19:2.

5. The Jews

a. Despised. Lu 18:11.

b. Classed with the most infamous characters. Mt 11:19; 21:32.

c. Despised our Lord for associating with. Mt 9:11; 11:19.

6. Often kind to their friends. Mt 5:46,47.

7. Often hospitable. Lu 5:29; 19:6.

8. Many of

a. Believed the preaching of John. Mt 21:32.

b. Received John’s baptism. Lu 3:12; 7:29.

c. Attended the preaching of Christ. Mr 2:15; Lu 15:1.

d. Embraced the gospel. Mt 21:31.

9. Matthew the apostle was of. Mt 10:3.