| Quote #10
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans?" (NRSV 13:1-2)
There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? (KJV 13:1-12)
Jesus appears to accept the idea that Pilate was God's agent for punishing the Galileans. He adds that all Galilean sinners might likewise expect to perish. Yikes.
| Quote #11
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." (NRSV 15:1-2)
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. (KJV 15:1-2)
The Pharisees just can't get over Jesus's party habits (check out 5:30, 7:34, and 19:7 for more examples).
| Quote #12
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. […] Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. (NRSV 15:7, 10)
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. […] Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (KJV 15:7, 10)
How do otherworldly beings party anyway?