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Matthew 9:11

    Matthew 9:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why eats your Master with publicans and sinners?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Teacher with the publicans and sinners?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Master take food with tax-farmers and sinners?

    Webster's Revision

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Teacher with the publicans and sinners?

    World English Bible

    When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with the publicans and sinners?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 9:11

    When the Pharisees saw it - He who, like a Pharisee, never felt himself indebted to infinite mercy for his own salvation, is rarely solicitous about the salvation of others. The grace of Christ alone inspires the soul with true benevolence. The self-righteous Pharisees considered it equal to legal defilement to sit in company with tax-gatherers and heathens. It is certain that those who fear God should not associate, through choice, with the workers of iniquity, and should only be found with them when transacting their secular business requires it, or when they have the prospect of doing good to their souls.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 9:11

    Why eateth and drinketh ... - To eat and drink with others denotes intimacy and familiarity. The Pharisees, by asking this question, accused him of seeking the society of such people, and of being the companion of the wicked. The inference which they would draw was, that he could not be himself righteous, since he delighted in the company of abandoned people.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 9:11

    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?