Bible: Mark 2:13-17

The Call of Levi; Eating with Sinners

2:13 Jesus 1  went out again by the sea. The whole crowd came to him, and he taught them. 2:14 As he went along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth. 2 Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. 2:15 As Jesus 3  was having a meal 4  in Levi’s 5  home, many tax collectors 6  and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 2:16 When the experts in the law 7  and the Pharisees 8  saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners? 9  2:17 When Jesus heard this he said to them, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. 10  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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