Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

And standing afar off, the tax-collector would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but struck on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner!

New American Standard Bible

But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’

King James Version

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Holman Bible

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me—a sinner!’

International Standard Version

"But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even look up to heaven. Instead, he continued to beat his chest and said, "O God, be merciful to me, the sinner that I am!'

A Conservative Version

But the tax collector, having stood from afar, would not even lift his eyes to the sky, but beat upon his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinful man.

American Standard Version

But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinner.

Amplified

But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but was striking his chest [in humility and repentance], saying, ‘God, be merciful and gracious to me, the [especially wicked] sinner [that I am]!’

An Understandable Version

But the tax collector stood at a distance [i.e., inconspicuously] and would not even look up to heaven, but struck his chest [i.e., in remorse], saying, 'God, [please] have mercy on a sinner like me.'

Anderson New Testament

And the publican, standing afar off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God, be merciful to me a sinner.

Bible in Basic English

The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Common New Testament

But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'

Daniel Mace New Testament

but the Publican, who stood a good way lower, not daring to lift up even his eyes to heaven, only smote his breast, and said, O God, be merciful to me, who am a sinner.

Darby Translation

And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.

Godbey New Testament

But the publican, standing a great way off, did not wish even to lift up his eyes to the heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me the sinner.

Goodspeed New Testament

But the tax-collector stood at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven, but struck his breast, and said, 'O God, have mercy on a sinner like me!'

John Wesley New Testament

And the publican standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Julia Smith Translation

And the publican, standing afar off, would not either lift up the eyes to heaven, but struck upon his breast, saying, God propitiate for me the sinful.

King James 2000

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the publican stood afar off, and would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote his breast, saying, 'God be merciful to me, a sinner.'

Moffatt New Testament

But the taxgatherer stood far away and would not lift even his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'O God, have mercy on me for my sins!'

Montgomery New Testament

"But the tax-gatherer, standing far back, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but kept beating his breast and saying, "'O God be merciful to me, the sinner!'

NET Bible

The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!'

New Heart English Bible

But the tax collector, standing far away, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner.'

Noyes New Testament

But the publican, standing afar off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven; but smote his breast, saying, O God, be merciful to me a sinner!

Sawyer New Testament

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God, be propitious to me a sinner.

The Emphasized Bible

But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the tax-gatherer standing at a distance, would not even so much as lift his eyes heaven-ward, but smote on his breast, saying, May God accept the atonement for me a sinner!

Twentieth Century New Testament

Meanwhile the tax-gatherer stood at a distance, not venturing even 'to raise his eyes to Heaven'; but he kept striking his breast and saying 'O God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

Webster

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Weymouth New Testament

"But the tax-gatherer, standing far back, would not so much as lift his eyes to Heaven, but kept beating his breast and saying, "'O God, be reconciled to me, sinner that I am.'

Williams New Testament

But the tax-collector stood at a distance and would not even lift his eyes to heaven, but continued to beat his breast, and say, 'O God, have mercy on me, a sinner!'

World English Bible

But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

Worrell New Testament

"But the tax-collector, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but was smiting his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'

Worsley New Testament

But the publican standing at a distance did not presume so much as to lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to me -- the sinner!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the publican
τελώνης 
Telones 
Usage: 12

ἵστημι 
histemi 
Usage: 129

μακρόθεν 
Makrothen 
Usage: 11

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

lift up
ἐπαίρω 
Epairo 
lift up, exalt self, take up, hoisted up
Usage: 14

so much as
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

τύπτω 
Tupto 
Usage: 10

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

his

Usage: 0

στῆθος 
Stethos 
Usage: 4

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἱλάσκομαι 
Hilaskomai 
Usage: 1

to me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

References

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

12 I fast twice on the Sabbath, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And standing afar off, the tax-collector would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but struck on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner! 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.


Cross References

Luke 23:48

And all the crowd arriving together at this sight, beholding the things happening, struck their breasts and returned.

Ezra 9:6

And I said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to You, my God. For our iniquities have increased over our heads, and our guiltiness has grown up to the heavens.

Jeremiah 31:18-19

I have surely heard Ephraim mourning to himself, saying, You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bull not broken in; turn me, and I shall be turned. For You are Jehovah my God.

Ezekiel 16:63

so that you may remember and be ashamed; and it will not be possible to open your mouth any more because of your shame; in that I am propitiated for all that you have done, says the Lord Jehovah.

Acts 2:37

And hearing this, they were stabbed in the heart, and said to Peter and to the other apostles, Men, brothers, what shall we do?

Romans 5:8

But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

1 Timothy 1:15

Faithful is the Word and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

And when he was in affliction, he sought Jehovah his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 33:19

and his prayer, and his entreaty, and all his sin and his trespass, and the places in which he built high places and set up Asherahs and graven images, before he was humbled, behold, they are written among the Matters of the Seers.

2 Chronicles 33:23

And he did not bow before Jehovah, like the humbling of his father Manasseh. For Amon himself multiplied guilt.

Job 42:6

Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 25:7

Do not remember the sins of my youth, or my rebellings; according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness' sake, O Jehovah.

Psalm 25:11

For Your name's sake, O Jehovah, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 40:12

For evils without number have hemmed me in; my sins have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.

Psalm 41:4

I said, Jehovah, be merciful to me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against You.

Psalm 51:1-3

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 86:15-16

But You, O God, are God full of pity, and gracious, long-suffering, and rich in mercy and truth.

Psalm 106:6

We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

Psalm 119:41

VAU: Let Your mercies come to me, O Jehovah, even according to Your salvation, according to Your Word.

Psalm 130:3-4

If You will keep in mind iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand, O Lord?

Psalm 130:7

Let Israel hope in Jehovah; for with Jehovah there is mercy, and with Him is plentiful redemption.

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, says Jehovah; though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, Woe is me! For I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.

Isaiah 64:5-6

You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned. In them is eternity, and we will be saved.

Daniel 9:5

we have sinned and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Your commandments and from Your judgments.

Daniel 9:7-11

O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us the shame of our faces, as it is today to the men of Judah and to the people of Jerusalem, and to all Israel who are near and who are afar off, through all the countries where You have driven them because of their sin which they have sinned against You.

Daniel 9:18-19

O my God, bow down Your ear and hear. Open Your eyes and behold our ruins, and the city which is called by Your name. For we do not present our prayers before You on account of our righteousnesses, but because of Your great mercies.

Matthew 9:13

But go and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:8

And seeing, Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord.

Luke 7:6-7

Then Jesus went with them. But He being yet not far off from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, Lord, do not trouble Yourself. For I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof.

Luke 15:18-21

I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you

Luke 17:12

And as He entered into a certain village, ten leprous men met Him, who stood afar off.

Luke 23:40-43

But answering, the other rebuked him, saying, Do you not fear God, since you are in the same condemnation.

Romans 5:20-21

But the Law entered so that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound,

2 Corinthians 7:11

For behold this same thing (you being grieved according to God); how much it worked out earnestness in you; but also defense; but also indignation; but also fear; but also desire; but also zeal; but also vengeance! In everything you approved yourselves to be clear in the matter.

Hebrews 4:16

Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 8:12

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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