THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 9 - Verse 12
Verse 12. They that be whole, etc. Jesus, in reply, said that the
whole needed not a physician. Sick persons only needed his aid. A
physician would not commonly be found with those that were in health.
His proper place was among the sick. So, says he, "If you Pharisees are
such as you think yourselves, already pure and holy, you do not need my
aid. It would be of no use to you, and you would not thank me for it.
With those persons who fed that they are sinners I may be useful; and
there is my proper place." Or, the expression may mean, "I came on
purpose to save sinners. My business is with them. There are none
righteous; and as a physician is in his proper place with the sick,
so am I with guilty and miserable sinners."