The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.
It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.
Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,
saying,“Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”