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Matthew: 9
9AS HE PASSED ON from there Jesus saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom-house; and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And Matthew rose and followed him.
10When Jesus was at table in the house, many bad characters—tax-gatherers and others—were seated with him and his disciples. 11The Pharisees noticed this, and said to his disciples, 'Why is it that your master eats with tax-gatherers and sinners?' 12Jesus heard them and said, 'It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick. 13Go and learn what that text means, "I require mercy, not sacrifice." I did not come to invite virtuous people, but sinners.'

Mark: 2
13Once more he went away to the lake-side. All the crowd came to him, and he taught them there. 14As he went along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus at his seat in the custom-house, and said to him, 'Follow me'; and Levi rose and followed him.
15When Jesus was at table in his house, many bad characters—tax-gatherers and others—were seated with him and his disciples; for there were many who followed him. 16Some doctors of the law who were Pharisees noticed him eating in this bad company, and said to his disciples, 'He eats with tax-gatherers and sinners!' 17Jesus overheard and said to them, 'It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick; I did not come to invite virtuous people, but sinners.'

Luke: 5
27Later, when he went out, he saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, at his seat in the custom-house. 28He said to him, 'Follow me'; and he rose to his feet, left everything behind, and followed him.
29Afterwards Levi held a big reception in his house for Jesus; among the guests was a large party of tax-gatherers and others. 30The Pharisees and the lawyers of their sect complained to his disciples: 'Why do you eat and drink', they said, 'with tax-gatherers and sinners?' 31Jesus answered them: 'It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick; 32I have not come to invite virtuous people, but to call sinners to repentance.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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