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10 While he was at table in his house,[a] many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.(A) 11 The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher[b] eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

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  1. 9:10 His house: it is not clear whether his refers to Jesus or Matthew. Tax collectors: see note on Mt 5:46. Table association with such persons would cause ritual impurity.
  2. 9:11 Teacher: see note on Mt 8:19.