Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. (2)There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. (3)He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. (4) So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. (5)When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. "Zacchaeus!" he said. "Quick come down! I must be a guest in your home today."