Luke 19: 7
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
A crowd saw Jesus get friendly with a sinner and they were aghast. Why would he do such a thing?
Bible verses from earlier in the gospel of Luke provide the explanation.
Luke 5: 30-32 (KJV)
But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? (31) And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician: but they that are sick. (32) I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
These pictures were illustrated for “BibleRhymes’ Zacchaeus,” by Don Cassity.