Luke 5:27-39 (New American Standard)

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Call of Levi (Matthew)

27 1After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named a2Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me." 28 And he 3left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him. 29 And 4Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of 5tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them. 30 6The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and bsinners?" 31 And Jesus answered and said to them, "7It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32 "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." 33 And they said to Him, "8The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do cthe same, but Yours eat and drink." 34 And Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the dattendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? 35 "9But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days." 36 And He was also telling them a parable: "No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. 38 "But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 "And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, 'The old is good enough.' "
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