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Mark 2:13-17 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Call of Levi; Eating with Sinners

13 Jesus went out again by the sea. The whole crowd came to him, and he taught them. 14 As he went along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. 15 As Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s home, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the experts in the law and the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 When Jesus heard this he said to them, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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Mark 2:13-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 And He went out again by the seashore; and all the [a]people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.

Levi (Matthew) Called

14 As He passed by, He saw [b]Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He *said to him, Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.

15 And it *[c]happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and [d]sinners [e]were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him. 16 When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and [f]sinners?” 17 And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 2:13 Lit crowd
  2. Mark 2:14 also called Matthew
  3. Mark 2:15 Lit happens
  4. Mark 2:15 I.e. irreligious Jews
  5. Mark 2:15 Lit were reclining with
  6. Mark 2:16 I.e. irreligious Jews
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Mark 2:13-17 King James Version (KJV)

13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

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