Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

They said

General references

Bible References

They said

Mark 2:16
And when the experts in the law of Moses, being Pharisees [i.e., a strict sect of the Jewish religion], saw that He was eating with tax collectors and worldly people, they said to His disciples, "Why does Jesus eat and drink with tax collectors and worldly people?"
Mark 9:14
And when Peter, James and John [See verse 2] returned to [the rest of] the disciples, they saw a large crowd gathered around them, and the experts in the law of Moses disputing with them.

Why

Matthew 11:19
[Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."
Luke 5:30
Now the Pharisees and their experts in the law of Moses complained to Jesus' disciples, saying, "Why do you men eat and drink with tax collectors and worldly people?"
Luke 15:1
Now the tax collectors and worldly people were all gathering around Jesus to listen to Him.
Luke 19:7
And when the crowd saw this, they began complaining [i.e., because Zacchaeus was a despised tax collector] and said, "He is going to lodge with a sinful man."
1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.
Galatians 2:15
Although we are Jews by natural birth, and not sinful Gentiles [who do not have a relationship with God],
Hebrews 5:2
He is able to gently put up with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to [the same spiritual] weaknesses.
2 John 1:10
If anyone comes to you [i.e., to your meetings] who does not bring this teaching [about Christ], you should not welcome him into your home or give him [any] greetings [i.e., suggesting approval or endorsement].

General references

Mark 2:15
And it happened that Jesus was having a meal at Levi's house and many tax collectors and worldly people sat down with Him and His disciples, for many [of these kinds of people] became His followers.
Luke 15:1
Now the tax collectors and worldly people were all gathering around Jesus to listen to Him.