5057. telónés
Strong's Concordance
telónés: tax collector
Original Word: τελώνης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: telónés
Phonetic Spelling: (tel-o'-nace)
Short Definition: a collector of taxes
Definition: a publican, collector of taxes.
HELPS Word-studies

5057 telṓnēs – a publican; a tax-collector, gathering public taxes from the Jews for the Romans.

[5057 /telṓnēs (literally, "paying-at-the-end") referred to the toll-house where the Romans collected taxes from the public. "Publican/tax-gatherer" (5057 /telṓnēs) is derived from telos ("a tax at the end") and ōneomai ("to buy").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from telos and óneomai
Definition
a farmer of taxes, i.e. a tax collector
NASB Translation
collector (1), tax collector (5), tax collectors (15).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5057: τελώνης

τελώνης, τελωνου, (from τέλος ((which see 2)) tax, and ὠνέομαι to buy; cf. δημοσιώνης, ὀψώνης, δεκατωνης), from Aristophanes, Aeschines, Aristotle, Polybius down;

1. a renter or farmer of taxes (Latinpublicanus); among the Romans usually a man of equestrian rank.

2. a tax-gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls (Vulg.publicanus incorrectly: (so A. V. publican)), one employed by a publican or farmer-general in collecting the 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 prosecuted it; (hence, they are classed by Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 1, 23; 4, 57, with καπηλοις καί τοῖς μετά ἀναιδειας ζῶσι καί λῃσταῖς καί ζυγοκρουσταις καί παραλογισταις ἀνθρώποις; Lucian, necyom. c. 11 puts together μοιχοί, πορνοβοσκοι καί τελῶναι καί κολακες καί συκοφανται (Theophrastus, charact. 6 (περί ἀπονοίας) πανδοχευσαι, καί πορνοβοσκησαι, καί τελωνησαι)): Matthew 5:46, 47 Rec.; ; Luke 3:12; Luke 5:27, 29; Luke 7:29; Luke 18:10, 11, 13; the plural is joined with ἁμαρτωλοί, Matthew 9:10f; (); Mark 2:15; Luke 5:30; Luke 7:34; Luke 15:1; with πόρναι, Matthew 21:31f; ἐθνικός καί τελώνης, Matthew 18:17. Cf. Winers RWB, under the words, Zoll, Zöllner; (BB. DD., under the word ; Wetstein on Matthew 5:46; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, i. 515ff).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
tax collector

From telos and oneomai; a tax-farmer, i.e. Collector of public revenue -- publican.

see GREEK telos

see GREEK oneomai

Forms and Transliterations
τελωναι τελώναι τελῶναι τελωνην τελώνην τελωνης τελώνης τελωνων τελωνών τελωνῶν telonai telônai telōnai telō̂nai telonen telōnēn telṓnen telṓnēn telones telōnēs telṓnes telṓnēs telonon telonôn telōnōn telōnō̂n
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Strong's Greek 5057
21 Occurrences


τελῶναι — 8 Occ.
τελώνην — 1 Occ.
τελώνης — 5 Occ.
τελωνῶν — 7 Occ.

Matthew 5:46 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ οἱ τελῶναι τὸ αὐτὸ
NAS: Do not even the tax collectors do
KJV: not even the publicans the same?
INT: also the tax gatherers the same

Matthew 9:10 N-NMP
GRK: ἰδοὺ πολλοὶ τελῶναι καὶ ἁμαρτωλοὶ
NAS: many tax collectors and sinners
KJV: behold, many publicans and sinners
INT: behold many tax collectors and sinners

Matthew 9:11 N-GMP
GRK: μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: eating with the tax collectors and sinners?
KJV: Master with publicans and sinners?
INT: with the tax collectors and sinners

Matthew 10:3 N-NMS
GRK: Μαθθαῖος ὁ τελώνης Ἰάκωβος ὁ
NAS: and Matthew the tax collector; James
KJV: Matthew the publican; James
INT: Matthew the tax collector James the [son]

Matthew 11:19 N-GMP
GRK: καὶ οἰνοπότης τελωνῶν φίλος καὶ
NAS: a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
KJV: a friend of publicans and
INT: and a drunkard of tax collectors a friend and

Matthew 18:17 N-NMS
GRK: καὶ ὁ τελώνης
NAS: let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
KJV: an heathen man and a publican.
INT: and the tax collector

Matthew 21:31 N-NMP
GRK: ὅτι οἱ τελῶναι καὶ αἱ
NAS: I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes
KJV: That the publicans and
INT: that the tax collectors and the

Matthew 21:32 N-NMP
GRK: οἱ δὲ τελῶναι καὶ αἱ
NAS: and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes
KJV: not: but the publicans and the harlots
INT: however [the] tax collectors and the

Mark 2:15 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ πολλοὶ τελῶναι καὶ ἁμαρτωλοὶ
NAS: and many tax collectors and sinners
KJV: house, many publicans and sinners
INT: that many tax collectors and sinners

Mark 2:16 N-GMP
GRK: ἁμαρτωλῶν καὶ τελωνῶν ἔλεγον τοῖς
NAS: with the sinners and tax collectors,
KJV: eat with publicans and sinners,
INT: sinners and tax collectors said to

Mark 2:16 N-GMP
GRK: μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: and tax collectors, they said
KJV: drinketh with publicans and sinners?
INT: with the tax collectors and sinners

Luke 3:12 N-NMP
GRK: δὲ καὶ τελῶναι βαπτισθῆναι καὶ
NAS: And [some] tax collectors also came
KJV: also publicans to be baptized,
INT: moreover also tax collectors to be baptized and

Luke 5:27 N-AMS
GRK: καὶ ἐθεάσατο τελώνην ὀνόματι Λευὶν
NAS: a tax collector named
KJV: and saw a publican, named Levi,
INT: and saw a tax collector by name Levi

Luke 5:29 N-GMP
GRK: ὄχλος πολὺς τελωνῶν καὶ ἄλλων
NAS: crowd of tax collectors and other
KJV: company of publicans and
INT: a multitude great of tax collectors and others

Luke 5:30 N-GMP
GRK: μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?
KJV: drink with publicans and sinners?
INT: with the tax collectors and sinners

Luke 7:29 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ οἱ τελῶναι ἐδικαίωσαν τὸν
NAS: the people and the tax collectors heard
KJV: [him], and the publicans, justified
INT: and the tax collectors declared just

Luke 7:34 N-GMP
GRK: οἰνοπότης φίλος τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
KJV: a friend of publicans and
INT: a drunkard a friend of tax collectors and of sinners

Luke 15:1 N-NMP
GRK: πάντες οἱ τελῶναι καὶ οἱ
NAS: all the tax collectors and the sinners
KJV: unto him all the publicans and sinners
INT: all the tax collectors and the

Luke 18:10 N-NMS
GRK: ὁ ἕτερος τελώνης
NAS: and the other a tax collector.
KJV: and the other a publican.
INT: the other a tax collector

Luke 18:11 N-NMS
GRK: οὗτος ὁ τελώνης
NAS: like this tax collector.
KJV: as this publican.
INT: this tax collector

Luke 18:13 N-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ τελώνης μακρόθεν ἑστὼς
NAS: But the tax collector, standing
KJV: And the publican, standing afar off,
INT: but [the] tax collector afar off standing

21 Occurrences

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