27 After this he went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, Follow me. 28And he got up, left everything, and followed him.
29 Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others sitting at the table* with them. 30The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with tax-collectors and sinners? 31Jesus answered, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; 32I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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