27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”