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Matthew 9:12–13

12 But when he heard it, he said, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn iwhat this means: jI desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For kI came not to call the righteous, lbut sinners.”

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Matthew 9:12–13 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:12–13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 When Jesus heard this, he said, Healthy people don’t need a doctorsick people do.” 13 Then he added, Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 When Jesus heard them, he said, “It is not the healthy people who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I want kindness more than I want animal sacrifices.’ I did not come to invite good people but to invite sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Matthew 9:12–13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 But Jesus hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill. 13 But go and learn what that is—I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous men but sinners.

Matthew 9:12–13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 When Jesus heard that, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor; those who are sick do. 13 Learn what this means: ‘I want mercy, not sacrifices.’ I’ve come to call sinners, not people who think they have God’s approval.” 

Matthew 9:12–13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 But when He heard this, He said, Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. 13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 But when he heard this, he said, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 And when he heard it, he said, “Those who are healthy do not have need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what it means, “I want mercy and not sacrifice.” For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 Jesus heard that. So he said, “Those who are healthy don’t need a doctor. Sick people do. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to follow me.”

Matthew 9:12–13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”


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