Bible: Matt 9:9-13

The Call of Matthew; Eating with Sinners

9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. 1 Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. 9:10 As 2  Jesus 3  was having a meal 4  in Matthew’s 5  house, many tax collectors 6  and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples. 9:11 When the Pharisees 7  saw this they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? 8  9:12 When 9  Jesus heard this he said, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. 10  9:13 Go and learn what this saying means: ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ 11  For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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