10 Then it happened that as [a]Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [b]sinners came and began dining with Jesus and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “(A)Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not (B)those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Now go and learn [c](C)what this means: ‘(D)I desire [d]compassion, [e]rather than sacrifice,’ for (E)I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 9:10 Lit He
  2. Matthew 9:10 I.e., irreligious Jews
  3. Matthew 9:13 Lit what is
  4. Matthew 9:13 Or mercy
  5. Matthew 9:13 Lit and not