Luke 5:32
New International Version
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

New Living Translation
I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”

English Standard Version
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Berean Study Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Berean Literal Bible
I have not come to call righteous ones, but sinners, to repentance."

King James Bible
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

New King James Version
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

New American Standard Bible
I have not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.”

NASB 1995
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

NASB 1977
“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Amplified Bible
I did not come to call the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to repent], but sinners to repentance [to change their old way of thinking, to turn from sin and to seek God and His righteousness].”

Christian Standard Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

American Standard Version
I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have not come that I may call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Contemporary English Version
I didn't come to invite good people to turn to God. I came to invite sinners."

Douay-Rheims Bible
I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.

English Revised Version
I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

Good News Translation
I have not come to call respectable people to repent, but outcasts."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've come to call sinners to change the way they think and act, not to call people who think they have God's approval."

International Standard Version
I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners, to repentance."

Literal Standard Version
I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to conversion.”

NET Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

New Heart English Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Weymouth New Testament
I have not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners."

World English Bible
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Young's Literal Translation
I came not to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Calling of Levi
31Jesus answered, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” 33Then they said to Him, “John’s disciples and those of the Pharisees frequently fast and pray, but Yours keep on eating and drinking.”…

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

Luke 5:33
Then they said to Him, "John's disciples and those of the Pharisees frequently fast and pray, but Yours keep on eating and drinking."


Treasury of Scripture

I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 4:18,19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, …

Luke 15:7,10
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance…

Luke 18:10-14
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican…









(32) I came not.--Strictly, I have not come.

But sinners to repentance.--In the best MSS. the last word is added by St. Luke only. One MS. (the Sinaitic) has the remarkable various-reading "the ungodly" for "sinners," as if from a recollection of Romans 5:6-7.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I have not come
ἐλήλυθα (elēlytha)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to call
καλέσαι (kalesai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

[the] righteous,
δικαίους (dikaious)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

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

sinners,
ἁμαρτωλοὺς (hamartōlous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

repentance.”
μετάνοιαν (metanoian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3341: From metanoeo; compunction; by implication, reversal (another's) decision).


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