Luke 5:27-32 NIV

The Calling of Levi

5:27-32pp -- Mt 9:9-13; Mk 2:14-17

27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me,"1 Jesus said to him,

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28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.2

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      29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors3 and others were eating with them.

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      30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect4 complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"5

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      31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
      32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."6

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