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Matthew 9:10-13

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9:10 As 1  Jesus 2  was having a meal 3  in Matthew’s 4  house, many tax collectors 5  and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples. 9:11 When the Pharisees 6  saw this they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 7  9:12 When 8  Jesus heard this he said, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. 9  9:13 Go and learn what this saying means: ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ 10  For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

1 tn Grk “And it happened that while.” The introductory phrase καὶ ἐγένετο (kai egeneto, “it happened that”) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Grk “was reclining at table.”

sn As Jesus was having a meal. 1st century middle eastern meals were not eaten while sitting at a table, but while reclining on one’s side on the floor with the head closest to the low table and the feet farthest away.

4 tn Grk “in the house.” The Greek article is used here in a context that implies possession, and the referent of the implied possessive pronoun (Matthew) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 sn See the note on tax collectors in 5:46.

6 sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

7 sn The issue here is inappropriate associations. Jews were very careful about personal associations and contact as a matter of ritual cleanliness. Their question borders on an accusation that Jesus is ritually unclean.

8 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.

9 sn Jesus’ point is that he associates with those who are sick because they have the need and will respond to the offer of help. A person who is healthy (or who thinks mistakenly that he is) will not seek treatment.

10 sn A quotation from Hos 6:6 (see also Matt 12:7).



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