Mark 2:17
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

King James Bible
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

American Standard Version
And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For I came not to call the just, but sinners.

English Revised Version
And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Webster's Bible Translation
When Jesus heard it, he saith to them, They that are in health, have no need of a physician, but they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus heard the words, and He said, "It is not the healthy who require a doctor, but the sick: I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."

Mark 2:17 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

They that are whole (οἱ ἰσχύοντες)

Lit., they that are strong. See on Luke 14:30, was not able; and 2 Peter 2:11, power.

No need

The Greek order throws the emphasis on these words: No need have they that are strong of a physician. Wyc., Whole men have no need to a leech, but they that have evil.

Mark 2:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They that are whole.

Matthew 9:12,13 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick...

Luke 5:31,32 And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick...

Luke 15:7,29 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

John 9:34,40 They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out...

I came.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles...

Romans 5:6-8,20,21 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly...

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

1 Timothy 1:15,16 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

Cross References
Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Matthew 9:12
But when he heard it, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

Matthew 9:13
Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

Luke 5:31
And Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

1 Timothy 1:15
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

Jump to Previous
Appeal Doctor Health Healthy Heard Hearing Ill Jesus Medical Need Physician Reformation Repentance Require Righteous Sick Sinners Strong Upright Whole Words
Jump to Next
Appeal Doctor Health Healthy Heard Hearing Ill Jesus Medical Need Physician Reformation Repentance Require Righteous Sick Sinners Strong Upright Whole Words
Links
Mark 2:17 NIV
Mark 2:17 NLT
Mark 2:17 ESV
Mark 2:17 NASB
Mark 2:17 KJV

Mark 2:17 Bible Apps
Mark 2:17 Biblia Paralela
Mark 2:17 Chinese Bible
Mark 2:17 French Bible
Mark 2:17 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Mark 2:16
Top of Page
Top of Page