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 for Matthew 9:12

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 for Matthew 9:12

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:12


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.

9:11 The Pharisees said to his disciples, Why eateth your Master? - Thus they commonly ask our Lord, Why do thy disciples this? And his disciples, Why doth your Master?

9:13 Go ye and learn - Ye that take upon you to teach others. I will have mercy and not sacrifice - That is, I will have mercy rather than sacrifice. I love acts of mercy better than sacrifice itself. #Hosea 6:6|.

9:14 Then - While he was at table. #Mark 2:18|; Luke 5:33.


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".

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