If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same?
Cross ReferencesMatthew 5:47
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?
Later, as Jesus was dining at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with Him and His disciples.
When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her actions."
Which of the two did the will of his father?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.
For John came to you in a righteous way and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
While Jesus was dining at Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Him and His disciples--for there were many who followed Him.
When the scribes who were Pharisees saw Jesus eating with these people, they asked His disciples, "Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Even tax collectors came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"
Then Levi hosted a great banquet for Jesus at his house. A large crowd of tax collectors was there, along with others who were eating with them.
But the Pharisees and their scribes complained to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
All the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice. For they had received the baptism of John.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!'
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were gathering around to listen to Jesus.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus' sermon on the mount:
3. The Beattitudes;
13. the salt of the earth;
14. the light of the world.
17. He came to fulfill the law.
21. What it is to kill;
27. to commit adultery;
33. to swear.
38. He exhorts to forgive wrong,
43. to love our enemies;
48. and to labor after perfection.
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Matthew 21:31, 32
Luke 19:2, 7
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