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 15:2

  • Susan Dalton for verse 2
    "And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them." (Luke 15:2)

    There was a man who came to a virtuous woman and told her of a wounded man who lay dying. He needed her help, yet, this man was in a less than virtuous place. Acknowledging this to her, and as if the very asking was asking virtue to stoop to a lowly place to help a dying man, she went.

    She bound up the wounds of the dying man. Her work saved the man.

    Love does not always look right. Jesus received sinners, and ate with them. To the Pharisees and Scribes, this did not look right.

    Jesus talked to the woman at the well, alone, and she was a Samaritan. To the disciples, this did not look right.

    Love does not always look right.

    Jesus healed people in the temple, in synagogues, along roadsides, in houses, and in mountains and graveyards. Jesus healed from the cross; to one beside him on the cross, to those standing beneath His cross.

    Love does not always look right, but love is always right.

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