Mark 2:17

“When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Iesus heard it, he saith vnto them, They that are whole, haue no need of the Physition, but they that are sicke: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And hearing {this,} Jesus *said to them, "{It is} not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, hearing it, said to them, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill: I have come not to get the upright but sinners.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus having heard [it] says to them, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those who are ill. I have not come to call righteous [men], but sinners.
- Darby Bible

When Jesus heard it, he saith to them, They that are in health, have no need of a physician, but they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus heard the words, and He said, "It is not the healthy who require a doctor, but the sick: I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."
- Weymouth Bible

When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
- World English Bible

Whanne this was herd, Jhesus seide to hem, Hoole men han no nede to a leche, but thei that ben yuel at eese; for Y cam not to clepe iust men, but synneris.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus, having heard, saith to them, `They who are strong have no need of a physician, but they who are ill; I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to reformation.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 2:17


2:17 I came not to call the righteous - Therefore if these were righteous I should not call them. But now, they are the very persons I came to save.


Discussion for Mark 2:17

  • The word "repentence " was wiped off from most bibles. The devil is not only attacking our only physical weapon that Jesus left us with, but also our Souls. Let those who have eyes see!
  • Greg Carpenter for verse 17
    People ought to quit removing repentance from the Bible. The book of Revelation teaches that it is very dangerous,to add to,or take away from God's Word. And except a man repent,he shall perish.

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