Luke 5:31
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New International Version
Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

New Living Translation
Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do.

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.

King James Bible
And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied to them, "The healthy don't need a doctor, but the sick do.

International Standard Version
But Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do.

NET Bible
Jesus answered them, "Those who are well don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua answered and he said to them, “A doctor is not sought for the healthy but for those who have become very ill.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor; those who are sick do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said unto them, Those that are whole have no need of a physician, but those that are sick.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

American Standard Version
And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are in health have no need of a physician; but they that are sick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole, need not the physician: but they that are sick.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, They that are in sound health have not need of a physician, but those that are ill.

English Revised Version
And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician; but they that are sick.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering, said to them, They that are well need not a physician; but they that are sick.

Weymouth New Testament
But Jesus replied to them, "It is not men in good health who require a physician, but the sick.

World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said unto them, 'They who are well have no need of a physician, but they that are ill:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:27-39 It was a wonder of Christ's grace, that he would call a publican to be his disciple and follower. It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual. It was a wonder of his grace, that he came to call sinners to repentance, and to assure them of pardon. It was a wonder of his grace, that he so patiently bore the contradiction of sinners against himself and his disciples. It was a wonder of his grace, that he fixed the services of his disciples according to their strength and standing. The Lord trains up his people gradually for the trials allotted them; we should copy his example in dealing with the weak in faith, or the tempted believer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 31, 32. - And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. This was one of those sayings of the Lord which sank very deep into the hearts of the hearers. All the three, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, repeat it with very slight variations; it was evidently a favourite theme with the great first teachers who followed Christ. It has borne rich fruit in the Master's Church; for this vindication of Jesus of his conduct in going so often into the society of the moral waifs and strays of the population has been the real "foundation of all those philanthropic movements which enlist the upper classes of society in the blessed work of bending down to meet in love the lower classes, so that the snapped circle of humanity may be restored; it is the philosophy in a nutshell of all home and missionary operations" (Dr. Morrison, on Mark 2:17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answering, said unto them,.... Knowing that they aimed at him; though, according to this evangelist, they only mentioned his disciples, however, he takes up the cause, and vindicates both himself and them, by observing to them the following proverb;

they that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick: suggesting hereby, that as such who are in good health, who are free from all diseases, wounds, bruises, and putrefying sores, stand in no need of the advice and assistance of a physician, or surgeon, but such who have either distempers or sores on their bodies; so they, the Scribes and Pharisees, who, in their own opinion, were free from the disease of sin, original and actual, and touching the righteousness of the law, were blameless, stood not in any need of him, the physician, who came to cure the maladies of the souls, as well as of the bodies of men; but such persons, who not only are sick with sin, but sick of it, who are sensible of it, and desire healing: and therefore this was the reason of his conduct, why he conversed with sinners, and not with the Scribes and Pharisees; his business, as a physician, lying among the one, and not the other; See Gill on Matthew 9:12. See Gill on Mark 2:17.



Luke 5:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Calls Levi
30The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?" 31And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
Cross References
Matthew 9:12
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

Matthew 9:13
But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Mark 2:17
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

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