Matthew 9 36 coloring pages

This chapter develops Matthew’s account of the hostility which the Pharisees, (one of the sects of Second Temple Judaism), showed towards Jesus and his disciples. Following the calling of Matthew, Jesus and his disciples are invited to eat in the house (Matthew 9:10 – this is often understood to refer to Matthew’s house, because in Luke 5:28 the house is clearly that of Matthew known also as Levi) and “many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples”. The Pharisees in all three synoptic gospels ask the disciples why Jesus eats with tax collectors and sinners (“such scum” in the New Living Translation) and the question is either relayed back to Jesus or he overhears it.