13 Jesus went out again beside the lake; the whole crowd
gathered around him, and he taught them.
14 As he was walking
along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and
he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed
15 And as he sat
at dinner in Levi’s house, many tax-collectors and sinners
were also sitting with Jesus and his disciples—for there were
many who followed him.
16 When the scribes
of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax-collectors,
they said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors
17 When Jesus
heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need
of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not
the righteous but sinners.’