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

  • Peggy
    I love Matthew chapter 9. However, it's hard to read verse 17 because it doesn't read the same as it once did. In that verse it mentions bottles. In that day, there were NO BOTTLES!! It used to say wineskins and NOT BOTTLES!! Go to Bible Hub, and you will see the CORRECT way this verse used to read.
  • Isaac
    Comment*jesus Came To deliver Us From Our Sins ,and To Set Us Free So That We Who Were Heavy Laddened Can Have eternal Life.
  • Irene123
    To insight777 - do you know, Jesus created 'reverse psycology'. The 2 blind men did exactly what he wanted. the reason He didn't say, "Tell everybody you see"- he knew it'd be presumptuous on His part. It'd be boasting. I'm not judging you; please believe that. It's hard to get attitudes across in this way; speaking face to face is so much better.
  • Thaddeus
    I like the bible trivia,as a 12 year old
  • Insight 777
    Verse 27, the 2 blind men were religious as they recognized Jesus as the son of David. Their religion accepted Jesus but not as the son of God. They were blind because they could not see Jesus as the Messiah. They could not see that Jesus could save their souls. They saw Jesus as a prophet only, a son of David nothing more than that.
  • Cherilyn Massah
    He who winneth souls is wise. Proverbs

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