When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “ Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
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.”
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”
When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “ Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?”
“We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
“Who say, ‘ Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;
he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;