Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 5056 and 5608

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 8:88

KJV Translation Count — 22x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: publican (22)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a renter or farmer of taxes
a. among the Romans, usually a man of equestrian rank
2. a tax gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls, one employed by a publican or farmer general in the collection of taxes. The tax collectors were as a class, detested not only by the Jews, but by other nations also, both on account of their employment and of the harshness, greed, and deception, with which they did their job.
For Synonyms see entry 5942

Strong's Definitions

tel-o'-nace; from (5056) (τέλος) and (5608) (ὠνέομαι); a tax-farmer, i.e. collector of public revenue: — publican.

Concordance Results Using KJV

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the G5057s the same?


And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the G5057s so?


And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many G5057s and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with G5057s and sinners?


Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the G5057; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;


The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of G5057s and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.


And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a G5057.


Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the G5057s and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.


For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the G5057s and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.


And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many G5057s and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.