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Go and find out what is meant by the scripture that says: 'It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.' I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts."
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Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.
Matthew 12:3,5,7 But he said to them: Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him: . . .
Matthew 19:4 Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said:
Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it is wonderful in our eyes.
Matthew 22:31,32 And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you: . . .
Mark 12:26 And as concerning the dead that they rise again have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?
Luke 10:26 But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
John 10:34 Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I said, you are gods?
Proverbs 21:3 To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.
Micah 6:6-8 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old? . . .
Matthew 18:11-13 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. . . .
Mark 2:17 Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For I came not to call the just, but sinners.
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
Luke 15:3-10 And he spoke to them this parable, saying: . . .
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Romans 3:10-24 As it is written: There is not any man just. . . .
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .
1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. . . .
Matthew 3:2,8 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. . . .
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 11:20,21 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance. . . .
Matthew 21:28-32 But what think you? A certain man had two sons: and coming to the first, he said: Son, go work to day in my vineyard. . . .
Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .
Luke 15:7 I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance.
Luke 24:47 And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Acts 2:38 But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 3:19 Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour. to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.
Acts 11:18 Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance, unto life.
Acts 17:30,31 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance. . . .
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me. . . .
Romans 2:4-6 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance? . . .
1 Timothy 1:15 A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief.
2 Timothy 2:25,26 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth; . . .
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,
ContextThe Calling of Matthew
…12But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill. 13Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. 14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees, fast often, but thy disciples do not fast?…
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.
And if you knew what this meaneth: I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: you would never have condemned the innocent.
Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For I came not to call the just, but sinners.
And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.
And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole need not the physician: but they that are sick.
I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
1 Timothy 1:15
A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief.
Additional TranslationsBut go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
But having gone, learn what is, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
But go and learn what [that] is -- I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous [men] but sinners.
But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
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.
But go and learn what this means, 'It is mercy that I desire, not sacrifice'; for I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."
But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
but having gone, learn ye what is, Kindness I will, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'
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