Parallel Verses

King James 2000

But go and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

New American Standard Bible

"But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

King James Version

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Holman Bible

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

International Standard Version

Go and learn what this means: "I want mercy and not sacrifice,' because I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners."

A Conservative Version

But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance.

American Standard Version

But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Amplified

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).

An Understandable Version

Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not [only] sacrifice.' For I did not come to call righteous people [to be my followers] but sinners."

Anderson New Testament

But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.

Bible in Basic English

But go and take to heart the sense of these words, My desire is for mercy, not offerings: for I have come not to get the upright, but sinners.

Common New Testament

But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Daniel Mace New Testament

go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners.

Darby Translation

But go and learn what that is I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous men but sinners.

Godbey New Testament

But having gone, learned what this is, I wish mercy and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must go and learn what the saying means, 'It is mercy, not sacrifice, that I care for.' I did not come to invite the pious but the irreligious."

John Wesley New Testament

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

Julia Smith Translation

And having gone, learn what is this, I wish mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the just, but the sinful to repentance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But go [and] learn what it means, "I want mercy and not sacrifice." For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Modern King James verseion

But go and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Go and learn, what that meaneth: 'I have pleasure in mercy, and not in offering.' For I am not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance."

Moffatt New Testament

Go and learn the meaning of this word, I care for mercy not for sacrifice. For I have not come to call just men but sinners."

Montgomery New Testament

"But go and learn what this means, "It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice; for I am come not to call just men, but sinners."

NET Bible

Go and learn what this saying means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

New Heart English Bible

But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

Noyes New Testament

But go ye and learn what this meaneth: "I desire mercy, and not sacrifice." For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.

Sawyer New Testament

Go and learn what this means: I wish for mercy and not a sacrifice; for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

The Emphasized Bible

But go ye, and learn what this meaneth, - Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Go then, and learn what is said, "I require mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Go and learn what this means--'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice'; for I did not come to call the religious, but the outcast."

Webster

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Weymouth New Testament

But go and learn what this means, 'It is mercy that I desire, not sacrifice'; for I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."

Williams New Testament

Go, learn what this means, 'It is mercy and not sacrifice that I want.' It is not upright but sinful people that I have come to invite."

World English Bible

But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Worrell New Testament

But, going, learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Worsley New Testament

"I desire mercy rather than sacrifice:" for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Youngs Literal Translation

but having gone, learn ye what is, Kindness I will, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

go ye and
πορεύομαι 
Poreuomai 
go, depart, walk, go way,
Usage: 101

μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

I will have
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ἔλεος 
Eleos 
Usage: 25

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

θυσία 
Thusia 
Usage: 26

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I am
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to call
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

the righteous
δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Matthew Called To Follow Jesus

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13  But go and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not?


Cross References

Hosea 6:6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Matthew 12:7

But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard it, he said unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Micah 6:6-8

With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

Matthew 3:2

And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 5:32

I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits befitting for repentance:

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 11:20-21

Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Matthew 12:3

But he said unto them, Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;

Matthew 12:5

Or have you not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

Matthew 18:10-13

Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 19:4

And he answered and said unto them, Have you not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Matthew 21:28-32

But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus said unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Matthew 22:31-32

But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Mark 12:26

And concerning the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Luke 10:26

He said unto him, What is written in the law? how read you?

Luke 15:3-10

And he spoke this parable unto them, saying,

Luke 19:10

For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 24:47

And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 10:34

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 5:31

Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

Acts 17:30-31

And the times of this ignorance God overlooked; but now commands all men everywhere to repent:

Acts 20:21

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:18-20

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans 2:4-6

Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 3:10-24

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Timothy 1:13-16

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolent: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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