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Luke 5:32

32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Read Luke 5:32 Using Other Translations

I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”

What does Luke 5:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 5:32

I came not to call the righteous
Such as the Scribes and Pharisees were in their own apprehension, and in the esteem of others, who trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and submitted not to the righteousness of Christ: these Christ came not to call by his grace, and therefore did not associate himself with them: but sinners to repentance; such as the publicans, and others, with them, were; and therefore he was chiefly with such, and chose to be among them: these he not only called to repentance by the outward ministry of the word, but brought them to it; he having power to bestow the grace of repentance, as well as to call to the duty of it; (See Gill on Matthew 9:13). (See Gill on Mark 2:17).

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