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And it came to pass that he was reclining to eat in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were reclining and eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who were following him. Bible other translations

“his house.” Matthew’s house. Luke 5:29 makes it clear that it is Matthew’s house (Matthew is called Levi in Mark 2:13-17, and Luke 5:27-30). Matthew was a tax collector, and so it makes sense that his friends were tax collectors and “sinners,” which is why so many people like that were at the dinner. [For more information see commentary on Matthew 9:10].


Commentary for: Mark 2:15