Luke:18:9-14 And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:  Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer.  The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.  Twice in the week I go without food; I give a tenth of all I have.  The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.  I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.