13 fThen He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them. 14 gAs He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, h “Follow Me.” So he arose and ifollowed Him.
15 jNow it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. 16 And when the scribes 3and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
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