New International Version
When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
King James Bible
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees seeing [it], said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with tax-gatherers and sinners?
World English Bible
When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Young's Literal Translation
and the Pharisees having seen, said to his disciples, 'Wherefore with the tax-gatherers and sinners doth your teacher eat?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the Pharisees saw it - He who, like a Pharisee, never felt himself indebted to infinite mercy for his own salvation, is rarely solicitous about the salvation of others. The grace of Christ alone inspires the soul with true benevolence. The self-righteous Pharisees considered it equal to legal defilement to sit in company with tax-gatherers and heathens. It is certain that those who fear God should not associate, through choice, with the workers of iniquity, and should only be found with them when transacting their secular business requires it, or when they have the prospect of doing good to their souls.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Soul-Healing First: Body-Healing Second
The Physician's Calling (Preached at Whitehall for St. George's Hospital. )
Of the Words Themselves in General.
who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!' Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is proved right by her deeds."
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
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