Mark 2:15-17

15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many 1tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
16 And 2the scribes of[a] the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, 3"Why does he eat[b] with tax collectors and sinners?"
17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 4I came not to call the righteous, 5but sinners."

Cross References 5

  • 1. Matthew 11:19; Luke 15:2
  • 2. Acts 4:5; Acts 23:9
  • 3. [See ver. 15 above]
  • 4. [Luke 15:7; John 9:39]
  • 5. 1 Timothy 1:15

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Some manuscripts and
  • [b]. Some manuscripts add and drink
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