“The Son of Man
Yet you say.
Of tax collectors
ἐλήλυθεν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων, καὶ λέγετε Ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπος φάγος καὶ οἰνοπότης, φίλος τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
Luke indicated that Jesus said that the Son of Man came (ἐλήλυθεν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου) eating (ἐσθίων) and drinking (καὶ πίνων). However, they said that he was a glutton (καὶ λέγετε Ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπος φάγος), a drunkard (καὶ οἰνοπότης), and a friend of tax collectors and sinners (φίλος τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν). Matthew, chapter 11:19, had a similar statement, indicating a possible common Q source. They called the Son of Man, Jesus, a glutton and a drunkard, because he was eating and drinking. The Son of Man was also considered a friend or lover to tax collectors and sinners. In other words, whether you ate or drank, it did not matter, they would find some fault in whatever John or Jesus did. Do you like to eat and drink and hang out with sinners?
‘He has a demon.’
The Son of man came
A friend of tax collectors!
A friend of sinners!’
Yet wisdom is vindicated
By her deeds.”
ἦλθεν γὰρ Ἰωάνης μήτε ἐσθίων μήτε πίνων, καὶ λέγουσιν Δαιμόνιον ἔχει.
ἦλθεν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων, καὶ λέγουσιν Ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπος φάγος καὶ οἰνοπότης, τελωνῶν φίλος καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν. καὶ ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων αὐτῆς.
Then Matthew has Jesus take on their complaints about him and John the Baptist. Luke, chapter 7:33-35, has a similar statement, word for word, indicating a possible common Q source. When John came (ἦλθεν γὰρ Ἰωάνης), they said he had a demon (καὶ λέγουσιν Δαιμόνιον ἔχει) because he would not eat or drink (μήτε ἐσθίων μήτε πίνων). However, they called the Son of Man, Jesus, (ἦλθεν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου) a glutton and drunkard (φάγος καὶ οἰνοπότης) because he was eating and drinking (ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων). The Son of Man was a friend to tax collectors and sinners (τελωνῶν φίλος καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν). The end result of wisdom would show up in their deeds (καὶ ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων αὐτῆς).
“If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father and mother, who does not heed them when they discipline him, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his town at the gate of the place. They shall say to the elders of this town, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the town shall stone him to death. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. All Israel will hear, and be afraid.”
Wow, this is a pretty tough punishment, for those who dishonor their mother and father by being stubborn and rebellious. However, the official request seems to indicate that the young man is also a glutton and a drunkard, something more than just stubborn and rebellious. The parents must report their son and thus condemn him to death. This is pretty tough for parents so that it might not happen that often. This male group stoning is a way to get rid of the evil from their community.