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As Jesus was going on down the road, he saw a tax collector, Matthew,[a] sitting at a tax collection booth. “Come and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him, and Matthew jumped up and went along with him.

10 Later, as Jesus and his disciples were eating dinner at Matthew’s house,[b] there were many notorious swindlers there as guests!

11 The Pharisees were indignant. “Why does your teacher associate with men like that?”

12 “Because people who are well don’t need a doctor! It’s the sick people who do!” was Jesus’ reply.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 9:9 Matthew, the Matthew who wrote this book.
  2. Matthew 9:10 at Matthew’s house, implied.

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