Parallel Verses

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!"

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!”

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

After this Jesus went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi (Matthew) sitting at the tax booth; and He said to him, “Follow Me [as My disciple, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk].”

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.

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.

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!

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

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

he went forth
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

saw
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 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

ἀκολουθέω 
Akoloutheo 
Usage: 67

Context Readings

Levi Called To Follow Jesus

26 Amazement seized all the people, and they began to praise God. They were filled with fear and declared, "We have seen wonderful things today!" 27 After that, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax collector's desk. He told him, "Follow me!" 28 So Levi left everything behind, got up, and followed him.


Cross References

Matthew 4:19-21

"Follow me," he told them, "and I will make you fishers of people!"

Matthew 8:22

But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Matthew 9:9-17

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's desk and told him, "Follow me." So he got up and followed him.

Matthew 10:3

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

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously.

Mark 2:13-22

Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd kept coming to him, and he kept teaching them.

Mark 3:18

Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Cananaean,

Luke 18:22

When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."

John 1:43

The next day, Jesus decided to go away to Galilee, where he found Philip and told him, "Follow me."

John 12:26

If anyone serves me, he must follow me. And where I am, there my servant will also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."

John 21:19-22

Now he said this to show by what kind of death he would glorify God. After saying this, Jesus told him, "Keep following me."

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