Mark 2:13
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New International Version
Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him.

English Standard Version
He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.

New American Standard Bible
And He went out again by the seashore; and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.

King James Bible
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd was coming to Him, and He taught them.

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

NET Bible
Jesus went out again by the sea. The whole crowd came to him, and he taught them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he went out again to the sea and all the crowds were coming to him and he was teaching them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus went to the seashore again. Large crowds came to him, and he taught them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went again unto the sea; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude came unto him, and he taught them.

American King James Version
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted to him, and he taught them.

American Standard Version
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went forth again to the sea side; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went out again by the sea, and all the crowd came to him, and he taught them.

English Revised Version
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went forth again by the sea-side; and all the multitude resorted to him, and he taught them.

Weymouth New Testament
Again He went out to the shore of the Lake, and the whole multitude kept coming to Him, and He taught them.

World English Bible
He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them.

Young's Literal Translation
And he went forth again by the sea, and all the multitude was coming unto him, and he was teaching them,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:13-17 Matthew was not a good character, or else, being a Jew, he would never have been a publican, that is, a tax-gatherer for the Romans. However, Christ called this publican to follow him. With God, through Christ, there is mercy to pardon the greatest sins, and grace to change the greatest sinners, and make them holy. A faithful, fair-dealing publican was rare. And because the Jews had a particular hatred to an office which proved that they were subject to the Romans, they gave these tax-gatherers an ill name. But such as these our blessed Lord did not hesitate to converse with, when he appeared in the likeness of sinful flesh. And it is no new thing for that which is both well done and well designed, to be slandered, and turned to the reproach of the wisest and best of men. Christ would not withdraw, though the Pharisees were offended. If the world had been righteous, there had been no occasion for his coming, either to preach repentance, or to purchase forgiveness. We must not keep company with ungodly men out of love to their vain conversation; but we are to show love to their souls, remembering that our good Physician had the power of healing in himself, and was in no danger of taking the disease; but it is not so with us. In trying to do good to others, let us be careful we do not get harm to ourselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 13, 14. - It is probable that our Lord remained some time at Capernaum before he went forth again. The word "again" refers to his former going forth (see Mark 1:35). When he went forth on this occasion he appears to have traveled southwards along the sea-shore. There, not far from Capernaum, he saw Levi, the son of Alphseus, sitting at the receipt of custom (ἐπὶ τὸ τελώνιον); more literally, at the place of toll. This place would be in the direct line for traders from Damascus to Accho, and a convenient spot for the receipt of the duties on the shipping. It is observable that in St. Matthew's own Gospel (Matthew 9:9) he describes himself as "a man named Matthew." St. Luke, like St. Mark, calls him Levi. The same person is no doubt meant. It is most likely that his original name was Levi, and that upon his call to be an apostle he received a new name, that of Matthew, or Mattathias, which, according to Gesenius, means "the gift of Jehovah." In his own Gospel he names himself Matthew, that he might proclaim the kindness and love of Christ towards him, in the spirit of St. Paul, where he says, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief" (1 Timothy 1:15). Follow me; me, that is, whom you have already heard preaching the gospel of the kingdom in Capernaum, and confirming it by many miracles, and especially by that conspicuous miracle spoken of by all, the healing of the paralytic. St. Chrysostom says that "our Lord called Matthew, who was already constrained by the report of his miracles." The condescension of Christ is shown in this, that he called Matthew the "publican," who on that account was odious to the Jews, not only to be a partaker of his grace, but to be one of his chosen followers, a friend, an apostle, and an evangelist. It has been urged against the truth of Christianity, by Porphyry and others, that the first disciples followed Christ blindly, as though they would have followed without reason any one who called them. But they were not men who acted upon mere impulse and without reason. The miracles, no doubt, produced an impression upon them. And then we may reasonably suppose that their moral faculties perceived the majesty of Deity shining through the countenance of the Son of God. As the magnet attracts the iron, so Christ drew Matthew and others to himself; and by this attractive power he communicated his graces and virtues to them, such as an ardent love of God, contempt of the world, and burning zeal for the salvation of souls.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he went forth again by the sea side,.... The sea of Galilee, where he had met with, and called Peter and Andrew, James and John; and not far from which were the solitary place, and the desert places, where he was before he entered into Capernaum:

and all the multitude resorted unto him; who had been with him at Peter's house, and about the door, and those who could not get near him:

and he taught them; the word of God, the Gospel, and the doctrines of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Mr 2:13-17. Levi's (OR Matthew's) Call and Feast. ( = Mt 9:9-13; Lu 5:27-32).

See on [1408]Mt 9:9-13.

Mark 2:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Calls Levi
13And He went out again by the seashore; and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them. 14As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:1
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.

Mark 1:45
Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.

Mark 2:2
They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.

Mark 4:1
Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge.

Mark 10:1
Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

by.

Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, …

Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

and all.

Mark 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no …

Mark 3:7,8,20,21 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great …

Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered …

Proverbs 1:20-22 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets…

Luke 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very …

Luke 21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, …

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