Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

"I desire mercy rather than sacrifice:" for I came not 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 [Scripture] means: ‘I desire compassion [for those in distress], and not [animal] sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call [to repentance] the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to change], but sinners [those who recognize their sin and actively seek forgiveness].”

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.

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.

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.

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."

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 Jesus hearing them, said unto them, They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill: go therefore and learn what that means, 13  "I desire mercy rather than sacrifice:" for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. 14 Then also come to Him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the pharisees fast much, but thy disciples do not fast?


Cross References

Matthew 12:7

and if ye had known what that scripture means, "I desire mercy rather than sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Mark 2:17

Which Jesus hearing, saith unto them, They that are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are ill: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Mark 2:17-8

Which Jesus hearing, saith unto them, They that are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are ill: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Matthew 3:2

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

Luke 5:32

but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:32

but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:32-7

but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits becoming: penitents: and do not say within your selves,

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 miracles were wrought; because they did not repent.

Matthew 12:3

But He replied, Have ye not read what David did, when he, and his attendants, were hungry? how he went into the house of God,

Matthew 12:5

what profane sort of work the priests do in the temple on the sabbath-days, and yet are blameless?

Matthew 18:10-13

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I tell you, that their angels in heaven do continually appear in the presence of my father, who is in heaven:

Matthew 19:4

And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He, who made them at first, made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,

Matthew 21:28-32

But what think ye of this? There was a man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, Son, go, work to day in my vineyard:

Matthew 21:42

Then saith Jesus to them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, "The stone which the builders refused, is made the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

Matthew 22:31-32

But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what is spoken to you by God,

Mark 12:26

But as to the dead, that they are raised, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how God spake to him in the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Luke 10:26

He said to him, What is written in the law? How readest thou there?

Luke 15:3-10

But He spake to them this parable,

Luke 19:10

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

Luke 24:47

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

John 10:34

Jesus replied, Is it not written in your law, "I have said, ye are gods?"

Acts 2:38

And Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the holy Spirit:

Acts 3:19

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out: that seasons of refreshing may come upon you from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 5:31

Him hath God exalted with his right hand as a prince and saviour, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins:

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things they acquiesced, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God given to the Gentiles also repentance unto life.

Acts 17:30-31

Wherefore though God overlooked the times of this ignorance, He now requireth all men every where to repent.

Acts 20:21

testifying both to the Jews and Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith in 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 an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

Romans 2:4-6

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Romans 3:10-24

"There is none righteous, no not one;

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

What! know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor sodomites,

1 Timothy 1:13-16

who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an oppressor. But I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief: and the grace of our Lord superabounded,

2 Timothy 2:25-26

with meekness instructing those of different sentiments, not knowing but God may give them repentance to the acknowledgement of the truth;

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow as to his promise (as some count it slowness) but is long-suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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