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But go and learn what this means, I want mercy, and not sacrifice.a For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Bible other translations
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From Hosea 6:6

“I want mercy, and not sacrifice.” See commentary on Hosea 6:6 for more understanding of why Jesus quoted that verse. Also, he quoted it a second time under different circumstances in Matthew 12:7.

“I did not come to call the righteous.” See commentary on Mark 2:17.

“but sinners.” [For more on Jesus calling sinners to repentance, see commentary on Luke 5:32].


Commentary for: Matthew 9:13