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And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. (Mark:2:13)


And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. (Mark:2:14)


And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. (Mark:2:15)


And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? (Mark:2:16)


Pharisees — Of Hebrew origin; to {separate} literally (to disperse) or figuratively (to specify).

Publicans — a tax farmer that is collector of public revenue.


When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Mark:2:17)


Whole — to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively): — be able avail can do ([-not]) could be good might prevail be of strength be whole + much work.


Matthew


And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. (Matthew:9:9)


Matthew — gift of Jah.


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. (Matthew:9:10)


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? (Matthew:9:11)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew left out the phrase, “For there were many, and they followed him,” which is also in the Gospel of Mark chapter two verse fifteen.


The word, “Master” is spelled with a capital “m” for no apparent reason.


In the King James Version of the Holy Bible, whenever a word is spelled with a capital letter for no apparent reason, that word should be understood as the, “Spirit” of that word. In this case the “Master:”


Master – (G1320) an instructor (generally or specifically): - doctor master teacher.


It should be understood, the “Spirit” is the instructor, doctor, master or teacher.


But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. (Matthew:9:12)


Sick — badly (physically or morally): — amiss diseased evil grievously miserably sick sore.


But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Matthew:9:13)


The phrase, “I will have mercy, and not sacrifice,” is unique to the Gospel of Matthew which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say it, but the author writing it, should be considered a hint into the message of the author.


Luke


And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. (Luke:5:27)


Levi — Lewis (that is Levi) a Christian; attached; properly to {twine} that {is} (by implication) to {unite} to remain; also, to borrow (as a form of obligation) or (causatively) to lend.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. (Mark:2:14)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. (Matthew:9:9)


Oops!


Someone either changed the name, “Levi” to “Matthew,” in the Gospel of Matthew or both, the author of Mark and the author of Luke got the name, “Wrong” or the whole “Gathering of Disciples” thing, never happened….


And he left all, rose up, and followed him. (Luke:5:28)


And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. (Luke:5:29)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. (Mark:2:15)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


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. (Matthew:9:10)


The author, “Authors” or “Authorities” of the Gospel of Luke, as well as the author of the Gospel of Matthew seem to have a problem with, “Sinners” following the character Jesus.


Whoever wrote the Gospel of Luke, took the word, “Sinner” out of the account all together!


But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? (Luke:5:30)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? (Mark:2:16)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? (Matthew:9:11)


Two things I noticed here:


1. When there is anything, “Negative” said about the character Jesus, the authors of the Gospels of Mark and Luke usually mention, “Scribes.” The author of the Gospel of Matthew, hardly ever mention, “Scribes.”


2. The author of the Gospel of Luke is the only one of the three authors who ask the “Disciples,” “Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners,” not the character Jesus.


And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. (Luke:5:31)


I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke:5:32)

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