Parallel Verses

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.

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

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!"

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 And they were all amazed and glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day. 27 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. 28 And leaving all, he rose up and followed him.


Cross References

Matthew 4:19-21

And he saith to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Matthew 8:22

But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the deadto bury their dead.

Matthew 9:9-17

And as Jesus passed along from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receit of custom, and saith to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Matthew 10:3

Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus;

Matthew 16:24

Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man be willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.

Mark 2:13-22

And he went forth again by the sea-side, and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them.

Mark 3:18

that is, the sons of thunder) And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

Luke 18:22

Sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

John 1:43

The day following he was minded to depart into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith to him, Follow me.

John 12:26

If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honour.

John 21:19-22

This he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And having said this, he saith to him, Follow me.

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