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Mark 2:13-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Calls Levi

13 Jesus[a] went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.

15 And as he sat at dinner[b] in Levi’s[c] house, many tax collectors and sinners were also sitting[d] with Jesus and his disciples—for there were many who followed him. 16 When the scribes of[e] the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat[f] with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 2:13 Gk He
  2. Mark 2:15 Gk reclined
  3. Mark 2:15 Gk his
  4. Mark 2:15 Gk reclining
  5. Mark 2:16 Other ancient authorities read and
  6. Mark 2:16 Other ancient authorities add and drink
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