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

“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