2. Feasting with Sinners
13 And He went out again beside the asea. And all the bcrowd came to Him, and He 1taught them.
14 1And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the 2atax office, and He said to him, Follow Me. And he rose and 3followed Him.
15 And as He reclined at table in his house, many atax collectors and sinners were reclining together with Jesus and His disciples, for there were many, and they were following Him.
16 And the 1ascribes of the Pharisees, seeing that He ate with sinners and tax collectors, said to His disciples, Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?
17 And when Jesus heard this, He said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a 1physician, but those who are ill; I did not acome to call the brighteous, but 2sinners.