Luke 5:31
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.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus answered, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them, "Those being well have no need of a physician, but those being 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.

New King James Version
Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need a doctor, but those who are sick.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered them, "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who 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.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Those who are healthy have no need for 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.

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.

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:
Study Bible
The Calling of Levi
30But the Pharisees and their scribes complained to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31Jesus answered, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32I 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 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 5:32
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.

They that.

Jeremiah 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

Matthew 9:12,13
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick…

Mark 2:17
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.







Lexicon
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

answered,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“[It is] not
Οὐ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

healthy
ὑγιαίνοντες (hygiainontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5198: From hugies; to have sound health, i.e. Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt.

[who]
ἔχουσιν (echousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

need
χρείαν (chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

a doctor,
ἰατροῦ (iatrou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2395: A physician. From iaomai; a physician.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sick.
κακῶς (kakōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2560: Badly, evilly, wrongly. From kakos; badly.
(31) They that are whole.--Better, they that are in health. Note, as once more characteristic of the "physician," the use of this term instead of "they that are strong," the strict meaning of the Greek word used in the other two Gospels. (See Introduction.)

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). 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.
Jump to Previous
Disciples Doctor Drinking Eating Health Healthy Ill Jesus Led Medical Need Notorious Party Pharisees Physician Scribes Sick Sinners Sound Tax-Gatherers Whole
Jump to Next
Disciples Doctor Drinking Eating Health Healthy Ill Jesus Led Medical Need Notorious Party Pharisees Physician Scribes Sick Sinners Sound Tax-Gatherers Whole
Links
Luke 5:31 NIV
Luke 5:31 NLT
Luke 5:31 ESV
Luke 5:31 NASB
Luke 5:31 KJV

Luke 5:31 Bible Apps
Luke 5:31 Biblia Paralela
Luke 5:31 Chinese Bible
Luke 5:31 French Bible
Luke 5:31 German Bible

Alphabetical: a And answered are but doctor healthy is It Jesus need not physician said sick the them those to well who

NT Gospels: Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them Those who are healthy (Luke Lu Lk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Luke 5:30
Top of Page
Top of Page