The New Testament
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Luke 5:27Luke 5:39

6. Calling the Despised

27 And after these things He went out and beheld a 1atax collector named Levi bsitting at the tax office, and He said to him, Follow Me.

28 And leaving all, he rose up and afollowed Him.

29 And Levi gave a great reception for Him in his 1house; and there was a great crowd of atax collectors and others who were reclining at table with them.

30 And the Pharisees and their ascribes murmured at His disciples, saying, Why do you beat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?

31 And Jesus answered and said to them, Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but those who are ill;

32 I have not come to call the arighteous, but bsinners to crepentance.

33 And they asaid to Him, The 1bdisciples of John cfast often and make petitions, likewise also those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink.

34 And Jesus said to them, You cannot make the sons of the bridechamber fast while the abridegroom is with them, can you?

35 But the adays will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days.

36 And He also spoke a parable to them: No one tears a patch from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise, 1he will tear the new garment, and also the patch from the new will not match the old.

37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be poured out and the wineskins will be ruined;

38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.

39 And no one who has drunk the old desires the new, for he says, The old is better.