"Levi left everything and went with Jesus."
Later, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the place for paying taxes. Jesus said to him, "Come with me." Levi left everything and went with Jesus.
In his home Levi gave a big dinner for Jesus. Many tax collectors and other guests were also there.
The Pharisees and some of their teachers of the Law of Moses grumbled to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with those tax collectors and other sinners?"
Jesus answered, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn't come to invite good people to turn to God. I came to invite sinners."
Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)