Luke 15:2

“And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 15:2

And the Pharises and Scribes murmured, murmured, saying, This man receiueth sinners, and eateth with them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Both the Pharisees and the scribes {began} to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them.
- Basic English Bible

and the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This [man] receives sinners and eats with them.
- Darby Bible

And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
- Webster's Bible

and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!"
- Weymouth Bible

The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them."
- World English Bible

And the Farisees and scribis grutchiden, seiynge, For this resseyueth synful men, and etith with hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the Pharisees and the scribes were murmuring, saying -- This one doth receive sinners, and doth eat with them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 15:2

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:2


15:1 All the publicans - That is, all who were in that place. It seems our Lord was in some town of Galilee of the Gentiles, from whence he afterward went to Jerusalem, #Lu 17:11|.

15:3 He spake - Three parables of the same import: for the sheep, the piece of silver, and the lost son, all declare (in direct contrariety to the Pharisees and scribes) in what manner God receiveth sinners.

15:4 Leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness - Where they used to feed: all uncultivated ground, like our commons, was by the Jews termed wilderness or desert. And go after - In recovering a lost soul, God as it were labours. May we not learn hence, that to let them alone who are in sin, is both unchristian and inhuman! #Mt 18:12|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:2


Lu 15:2 Pharisees. The orthodox leaders. Scribes. Primarily copyists, but also the great theologians. Eateth with them. That he should be on social terms with sinners the Pharisees could not overlook.

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