Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

And, after these things, he went forth, and looked upon a tax-collector, by name Levi, - presiding over the tax-office; and he said to him - Be following me!

New American Standard Bible

After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."

King James Version

And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.

Holman Bible

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!"

International Standard Version

After that, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax collector's desk. He told him, "Follow me!"

A Conservative Version

And after these things he went forth and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And he said to him, Follow me.

American Standard Version

And after these things he went forth, and beheld a publican, named Levi, sitting at the place of toll, and said unto him, Follow me.

Amplified

And after this, Jesus went out and looked [attentively] at a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, Join Me as a disciple and side with My party and accompany Me.

An Understandable Version

Then after these things happened, Jesus went out [i.e., probably walking along a street] and saw a publican [Note: This was a person with a bad reputation for dishonest tax collecting activities] named Matthew [i.e., the same as Levi. See Mark 2:14] sitting at the toll booth [collecting taxes] and said, "Become my follower."

Anderson New Testament

And after these tilings, he went out and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me.

Bible in Basic English

And after these things he went out, and saw Levi, a tax-farmer, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and said to him, Come after me.

Common New Testament

After this he went out, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me."

Daniel Mace New Testament

After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me.

Darby Translation

And after these things he went forth and saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the receipt of taxes, and said to him, Follow me.

Godbey New Testament

And after these things He came out, and saw a publican, by name Levi, sitting at the toll, and He said to him, Follow me.

Goodspeed New Testament

After this he went out, and he saw a tax-collector named Levi sitting at the tollhouse, and he said to him, "Follow me!"

John Wesley New Testament

And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, Follow me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And after these things he went forth and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said unto him, Follow me.

Julia Smith Translation

And after these, he went out, and saw a publican, by name Levi, sitting by the custom-house; and he said to him, Follow me.

King James 2000

And after these things he went forth, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office: and he said unto him, Follow me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And after these [things], he went out and saw a tax collector {named} Levi sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me!"

Modern King James verseion

And after these things He went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi, sitting at the tax-office. And He said to him, Follow Me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And after that, he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, "Follow me."

Moffatt New Testament

On going outside after this he noticed a taxgatherer called Levi sitting at the tax-office and said to him, "Follow me";

Montgomery New Testament

After this he went forth and noticed a tax-gatherer, named Levi, sitting at the tax-office, and said to him, "Follow me."

NET Bible

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth. "Follow me," he said to him.

New Heart English Bible

After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me."

Noyes New Testament

And after these things he went out, and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the customhouse; and he said to him, Follow me.

Sawyer New Testament

And after these things he went out and saw a publican by the name of Levi, sitting at the custom house, and said to him, Follow me.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And after these things he went out, and saw a farmer of the taxes, named Levi, sitting at the custom-house: and he said unto him, Follow me.

Twentieth Century New Testament

After this, Jesus went out; and he noticed a tax-gatherer, named Levi, sitting in the tax-office, and said to him: "Follow me."

Webster

And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me.

Weymouth New Testament

After this He went out and noticed a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the Toll office; and He said to him, "Follow me."

Williams New Testament

After this He went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi in his seat at the tax-collector's desk, and He said to him, "Follow me."

World English Bible

After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!"

Worrell New Testament

And, after these things, He went forth, and beheld a tax-collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax-office; and He said to him, "Follow Me."

Worsley New Testament

After these things He went out and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, and said to him, Follow me:

Youngs Literal Translation

And after these things he went forth, and beheld a tax-gatherer, by name Levi, sitting at the tax-office, and said to him, 'Be following me;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

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

μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

ἐξέρχομαι 
Exerchomai 
go out, come, depart, go, go forth, come out, come forth,
Usage: 164

and



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

θεάομαι 
theaomai 
Usage: 18

τελώνης 
Telones 
Usage: 12

ὄνομα 
Onoma 
name, named, called, surname , named , not tr
Usage: 162

Λευΐ́ς 
Leuis 
Usage: 3

κάθημαι 
Kathemai 
sit, sit down, sit by, be set down, dwell
Usage: 78

at
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the receipt of custom
τελώνιον 
Telonion 
Usage: 3

he said
ἔπω 
Epo 
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

ἀκολουθέω 
Akoloutheo 
Usage: 67

Context Readings

Levi Called To Follow Jesus

26 And, astonishment, seized one and all, and they began glorifying God, and were filled with fear, saying - We have seen unaccountable things, to-day! 27 And, after these things, he went forth, and looked upon a tax-collector, by name Levi, - presiding over the tax-office; and he said to him - Be following me! 28 And, forsaking all, he arose, and was following him.


Cross References

Matthew 4:19-21

and he saith unto them, Come after me, - and I will make you fishers, of men.

Matthew 8:22

But, Jesus, saith unto him, - Be following me, and leave, the dead, to bury, their own dead.

Matthew 9:9-17

And Jesus, passing aside from thence, saw a man presiding over the tax-office, called, Matthew, and saith unto him, - Be following me. And, arising, he followed him.

Matthew 10:3

Philip, and Bartholomew, - Thomas, and Matthew, the tax-collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thadaeus;

Matthew 16:24

Then, Jesus said unto his disciples - If any one intendeth, after me, to come, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and be following me;

Mark 2:13-22

And he went forth again by the sea, - and all the multitude was coming unto him, and he began teaching them.

Mark 3:18

and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the zealot;

Luke 18:22

And Jesus, hearing, said unto him - Yet one thing, unto thee, is lacking: Whatsoever thou hast, sell, and distribute unto the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in theheavens; and come! be following me.

John 1:43

On the morrow, he desired to go forth into Galilee. And Jesus findeth Philip, and saith unto him - Be following me!

John 12:26

If, with me, anyone be ministering, with me, let him be following; and, where, I, am, there, my minister also, shall be. If anyone, with me, be ministering, the Father, will honour him.

John 21:19-22

Now, this, he said, signifying, by what manner of death, he should glorify God. And, having said this, he saith unto him - Be following me.



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