Mark 2:15-17 CSB

Dining with Sinners

15 While He was reclining at the table in Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were also guestsa with Jesus and His disciples, because there were many who were following Him.

References for Mark 2:15

    • d 2:15 - Lit reclining (at the table); at important meals the custom was to recline on a mat at a low table and lean on the left elbow.
      16 When the scribes of the Phariseesb saw that He was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked His disciples, "Why does He eatc with tax collectors and sinners?"

      References for Mark 2:16

        • e 2:16 - Other mss read scribes and Pharisees
        • f 2:16 - Other mss add and drink
          17 When Jesus heard this, He told them, "Those who are well don't need a doctor, but the sick [do need one]. I didn't come to call the righteous, but sinners."