Levi Called To Follow Jesus
13 And He went out again towards the sea-side, and all the people resorted to Him, and He taught them. 14 And as He went along, He saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the receit of custom, and saith unto him, Follow me: and he rose up and followed Him.
15 And as He sat at table in his house, many publicans and sinners also sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed Him. 16 And the scribes and pharisees, when they saw Him eating with publicans and sinners, said to his disciples, What is the meaning that He eateth with publicans and sinners?
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.
29 And Levi made Him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great number of publicans, and others at table with them. 30 And their scribes and pharisees murmured at his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?