Call of Levi (Matthew)

27 (A)After that He went out and looked at a tax collector named [a](B)Levi sitting in the tax office, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” 28 And he (C)left everything behind, and got up and began following Him.

29 And (D)Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a large crowd of (E)tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them. 30 (F)The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling to His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and [b]sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered and said to them, (G)It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 5:27 Also called Matthew
  2. Luke 5:30 I.e., irreligious Jews