CSBChristian Standard Bible
13Jesus#Mt 9:9-13; Lk 5:27-32 went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching#Mt 28:20; Ac 4:2; 2Tm 4:11 them. 14Then, passing by, he saw Levi#Lk 5:27,29 the son of Alphaeus sitting at the toll booth,#Lk 5:27 and he said to him, “Follow me,”#Lk 5:27 and he got up and followed#Lk 5:11; Jn 8:12 him.
15While he was reclining at the table in Levi’s house, many tax collectors#Lk 3:12; 18:13 and sinners#Mt 9:10; 1Tm 1:15 were eating#2:15 Lit reclining together with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who were following him. 16When the scribes#Mt 2:4 who were Pharisees#2:16 Other mss read scribes and Pharisees#Mk 7:3 saw that he was eating#Mt 11:18 with sinners#1Tm 1:15 and tax collectors,#Lk 3:12 they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat#2:16 Other mss add and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
17When Jesus heard this, he told them, “It is not those who are well who need#Mt 6:8 a doctor,#Col 4:14 but those who are sick.#Lk 5:31 I didn’t come to call the righteous,#Mt 13:17; Rm 1:17 but sinners.”#Lk 5:32
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