Parallel Verses

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:

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!"

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."

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 awe, saying, we have seen wonderful things to-day. 27 After these things He went out and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, and said to him, Follow me: 28 and he left all, rose up, and followed Him.


Cross References

Matthew 4:19-21

and He saith unto them, Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men:

Matthew 8:22

but Jesus said unto him; Do thou follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.

Matthew 9:9-17

And as Jesus was passing from thence, He saw a man sitting at the custom-house, named Matthew; and He saith to him, Follow me: and he rose up and followed Him.

Matthew 10:3

Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus who was surnamed Thaddeus;

Matthew 16:24

Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any one is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me:

Mark 2:13-22

And He went out again towards the sea-side, and all the people resorted to Him, and He taught them.

Mark 3:18

and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

Luke 18:22

But when Jesus heard these things He said unto him, Thou yet wantest one thing, 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 Jesus had a mind to go out into Galilee, and meeting with Philip, saith unto him, Follow me.

John 12:26

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

John 21:19-22

This He said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when He had said this, He saith unto him, Follow me.

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