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10 (A)Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with (B)tax collectors and (C)sinners?”

12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: (D)‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, (E)but sinners, [a]to repentance.”

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  1. Matthew 9:13 NU omits to repentance