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

  • A disciple
    Hi Alex; I think I understand what you're saying: but the whole purpose for Jesus leaving us in the world for now is for the Holy Spirit in us to convict the world by their seeing the grace of God in our lives as well as in our testimony. As far as looking for signs of His coming; it is the falling away of the many, and the transgressors coming to the full, and universal indifference and unbelief.
  • Alex
    DISCIPLE GM GBU I just posted several times Saturday the kingdom of God is gonna be with in you thus it cannot be seen with the carnal eye i.e. not with OBSERVATION BUT IT WILL BE SEEN BY FAITH, BY FAITH MOSES ENDURED AS SEEING HIM THAT IS INVISIBLE.WE WILL HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR THAT WHICH IS INVISIBLE.AS FOR THE LIGHT, THERE CAN BE NO SPRITUALLIGHT TILL THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD RETURNS
  • Donna
    He will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. . .He has begun a mighty work within you and he is the author and finisher of those mighty works. . .He is your STAY -.His word is inscribed upon the tablet of your heart. . .His word does not fall to the ground void, but goes forth to do that which he purposed AND prospers in that thing whereunto it was sent - "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"
  • Lilian
    The truly harvest are plentous but the labourers are few We must pray that God will send more labourers to the harvest. In society so many who are blessed and seeking God but only few are obeying Gods words but we are already saved by the blood of Jesus thru him only we can enter the Kingdom of God Amen
  • Denbonggerald
    Do not be lazy , get up and do the soulwinning. The Lord will be more pleasant if we follow His first love... Pray to have passions for souls...
  • Mary Brown
    God healed my daughter from a,stroke, heart attack and a brain bleed. He is faithful to his word and he will never fail you especially when you are in trouble.

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