Matthew 9:12
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New International Version
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

New Living Translation
When Jesus heard this, he said, "Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do."

English Standard Version
But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

Berean Study Bible
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

Berean Literal Bible
And having heard, He said, "Not those being strong have need of a physician, but those being sick.

New American Standard Bible
But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

King James Bible
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when He heard this, He said, "Those who are well don't need a doctor, but the sick do.

International Standard Version
When Jesus heard that, he said, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do.

NET Bible
When Jesus heard this he said, "Those who are healthy don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.

New Heart English Bible
When he heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when Yeshua heard, he said to them, “The healthy do not need a doctor, but those who have become ill.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus heard that, he said, "Healthy people don't need a doctor; those who are sick do.

New American Standard 1977
But when He heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, Those that are whole need not a physician, but those that are sick.

King James 2000 Bible
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

American King James Version
But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

American Standard Version
But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill.

Darby Bible Translation
But [Jesus] hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill.

English Revised Version
But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are sick.

Weymouth New Testament
He heard the question and replied, "It is not men in good health who require a doctor, but the sick.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having heard, said to them, 'They who are whole have no need of a physician, but they who are ill;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:10-13 Some time after his call, Matthew sought to bring his old associates to hear Christ. He knew by experience what the grace of Christ could do, and would not despair concerning them. Those who are effectually brought to Christ, cannot but desire that others also may be brought to him. Those who suppose their souls to be without disease will not welcome the spiritual Physician. This was the case with the Pharisees; they despised Christ, because they thought themselves whole; but the poor publicans and sinners felt that they wanted instruction and amendment. It is easy, and too common, to put the worst constructions upon the best words and actions. It may justly be suspected that those have not the grace of God themselves, who are not pleased with others' obtaining it. Christ's conversing with sinners is here called mercy; for to promote the conversion of souls is the greatest act of mercy. The gospel call is a call to repentance; a call to us to change our minds, and to change our ways. If the children of men had not been sinners, there had been no need for Christ to come among them. Let us examine whether we have found out our sickness, and have learned to follow the directions of our great Physician.
Study Bible
The Calling of Matthew
11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of my people been restored?

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

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

Colossians 4:14
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you greetings.
Treasury of Scripture

But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

They that be whole.

Psalm 6:2 Have mercy on me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my …

Psalm 41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against you.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: …

Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, …

Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and …

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger …

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, They that are whole have no …

Luke 5:31 And Jesus answering said to them, They that are whole need not a …

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent …

Luke 9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received …

Luke 18:11-13 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, …

Romans 7:9-24 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

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