Matthew 9:10

“And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, as Iesus sate at meate in the house, behold, many publicanes and sinners, came and sate downe with him and his Disciples.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining {at the table} in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it came about, when he was in the house taking food, that a number of tax-farmers and sinners came and took their places with Jesus and his disciples.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, as he lay at table in the house, that behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and lay at table with Jesus and his disciples.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at table in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
- Webster's Bible

And while He was reclining at table, a large number of tax-gathers and notorious sinners were of the party with Jesus and His disciples.
- Weymouth Bible

It happened as he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
- World English Bible

And he roos, and folewide hym. And it was don, the while he sat `at the mete in the hous, lo! many pupplicans and synful men camen, and saten `at the mete with Jhesu and hise disciplis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, he reclining (at meat) in the house, that lo, many tax-gatherers and sinners having come, were lying (at meat) with Jesus and his disciples,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:10


9:10 As Jesus sat at table in the house - Of Matthew, who having invited many of his old companions, made him a feast, #Mark 2:15|; and that a great one, though he does not himself mention it. The publicans, or collectors of the taxes which the Jews paid the Romans, were infamous for their illegal exactions: Sinners - Open, notorious, sinners.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:10


Mt 9:10 As he sat at meat. At a meal. In the house. The house of Matthew. Matthew made a feast (Mr 2:15 Lu 5:29). Many publicans and sinners came. Matthew's old associates. They were invited. Publicans. Collectors of the Roman tax, usually Jews, but hated because they collected a hateful tax, often, too, grasping and unscrupulous. Sinners. Persons excommunicated from the synagogue. An orthodox Jew would not eat with them. When the term "sinner" is applied to a woman, it usually means an outcast.

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