10 While He was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came as guests to eat j with Jesus and His disciples. k 11 When the * Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” l
12 But when He heard this, He said, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. m 13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. n o For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.” p
9:10 * came, they were reclining (at the table); at important meals the custom was to recline on a mat at a low table and lean on the left elbow.
9:13 Other * add to repentance