2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Read Luke 15:2 Using Other Translations

And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!