“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)
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.
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.