The New King James Version

Luke 5:27–32

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Matthew is Called

Matt. 9:9; Mark 2:13, 14

27 bAfter these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, c “Follow Me.” 28 So he left all, rose up, and dfollowed Him.

Jesus Eats with Sinners

Matt. 9:10–13; Mark 2:15–17

29 eThen Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And fthere were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. 30 4And their scribes and the Pharisees 5complained against His disciples, saying, g“Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

31 Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 hI have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

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