Luke 15:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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.

Discussion for Luke 15

  • Rach
    Pursue after Christ like the shepherd pursued after the one lost sheep.
    Our life is not our own. It is God's.
  • A disciple
    Son of David; I like your kind and non-condemning way to look at it, but I think the younger son was rather looking for the party than a way to make his living. He squandered all his money on sin and selfishness, and brought disgrace to his father's name; and his repentance was marked by acknowledging the truth that he was not fit to be called anymore a son, and acceptance of his punishment.
  • Son of David
    The prodigal son did what everyone does. He goes off into the world seeking his fortune, his way in the world. For some find great wealth but it doesn't sustain them. Some fall between the cracks and are in want. It is they who are most likely to return to the Father and ask for forgiveness. And the Father will turn none away who ask. Those still in the world will not ask.
  • Eric
    Jesus has already forgiven us, even in the middle of our transgression. All we need to do is accept His forgiveness.
  • Jerry
    verse 20-Two points: The son was always a son before, during and after his departure. He didn't waste his being a son. He wasted his connection, benefit, relationship, enjoyment of being a son. He didn't return asking to be a son again. He was hungry. His hunger is what brought him home.
    The main character in the story is the father.He ran to his son and welcomed him home before his son spoke
  • Anne
    This chapter teaches us about repentance, forgiveness and love.

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