I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
I have come to call sinners to turn from their sins, not to spend my time with those who think they are already good enough."
I'm here inviting outsiders, not insiders--an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out."
I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins.
I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance."
"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
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1 sn I have not come is another commission statement by Jesus; see 4:43-44.
2 sn Though parallels exist to this saying (Matt 9:13; Mark 2:17), only Luke has this last phrase but sinners to repentance. Repentance is a frequent topic in Luke’s Gospel: 3:3, 8; 13:1-5; 15:7, 10; 16:30; 17:3-4; 24:47.