Luke 3:12; Luke 5:27; Luke 5:29-30; Luke 7:29; Luke 7:34; Luke 15:1; Luke 18:13
Then came also publicans to be baptized , and said unto him, Master, what shall we do ?
And after these things he went forth , and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying , Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
The Son of man is come eating and drinking ; and ye say , Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying , God be merciful to me a sinner.