Matthew 9:12

“But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when Iesus heard that, hee said vnto them, They that be whole neede not a Physicion, but they that are sicke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when Jesus heard {this,} He said, "{It is} not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But on hearing this he said, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill.
- Basic English Bible

But [Jesus] hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill.
- Darby Bible

But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are sick.
- Webster's Bible

He heard the question and replied, "It is not men in good health who require a doctor, but the sick.
- 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 do.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus herde, and seide, A leche is not nedeful to men that faren wel, but to men that ben yuel at ese.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having heard, said to them, `They who are whole have no need of a physician, but they who are ill;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:12


Mt 9:12 They that be whole need not a physician, etc. In other words, "If these people are as sinful as you allege, they are the very ones who need a Savior".

Discussion for Matthew 9

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 9:37 THEN SAITH HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW 9:37 PRAY YOU THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST 1 CORINTHIANS 16:15 I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN YOU KNOW THE HOUSE OF STEPHANAS THAT IT IS THE FIRST FRUITS OF ACHAIA AND THAT THEY ADDICTED THEMSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SAINTS
  • David
    Jesus came to heal those who believed in his ability to heal. He was the new wine, so to speak. But he knew his time on earth was short and made sure the whole world at that time new of his ministry, which was pure but couched in the mysteries og God. Thus he spoke in parables, ie. The kingdom of God is like such and such. Thus those with faith to be healed were healed. Their doubts were gone
  • Irene123
    Now, to me, knit-picking is taking a scripture(s) and taking IT apart - to mean what it doesn't. What I've done is only quoted scripture - as is. Acts 2:37 - the people asked a simple SINCERE question and Peter, with the 'keys' Jesus had given him - answered them - and - 3,000 were added - THAT DAY!!! Okay, now show where I knit picked here ................
  • Wayne
    There are those who " 'knit pick' " about other scriptures , such as " in the name of", not heeding the words of the Lord. One must really be careful when reasoning with others. God Bless.
  • Irene123
    This 'knit-picking' is what Jesus got onto the Pharisees about, Matt23:23; "you have omitted the weightier matters ... ", i.e. salvation, love, compassion, .........
  • Irene123
    Why do people knit-pick on scriptures that have nothing to do with salvation ..... ?

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