Luke 5:29
New International Version
Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.

New Living Translation
Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi's fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them.

English Standard Version
And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them.

Berean Study Bible
Then Levi hosted a great banquet for Jesus at his house. A large crowd of tax collectors was there, along with others who were eating with them.

Berean Literal Bible
And Levi made a great banquet for Him in his house, and there was a great multitude of tax collectors and others, who were reclining with them.

New American Standard Bible
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.

King James Bible
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.

Contemporary English Version
In his home Levi gave a big dinner for Jesus. Many tax collectors and other guests were also there.

Good News Translation
Then Levi had a big feast in his house for Jesus, and among the guests was a large number of tax collectors and other people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.

International Standard Version
Later, Levi gave a large banquet at his home for Jesus. A large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.

NET Bible
Then Levi gave a great banquet in his house for Jesus, and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them.

New Heart English Bible
Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Levi made a great reception for him in his house and there was a great crowd of Tax Gatherers and of others who were reclining at dinner with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Levi held a large reception at his home for Jesus. A huge crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.

New American Standard 1977
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers and other people who were reclining at the table with them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Levi made a great banquet in his own house and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down at the table with them.

King James 2000 Bible
And Levi made himself a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of tax collectors and of others that sat down with them.

American King James Version
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

American Standard Version
And Levi made him a great feast in his house: and there was a great multitude of publicans and of others that were sitting at meat with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others, that were at table with them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Levi made a great entertainment for him in his house, and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers and others who were at table with them.

English Revised Version
And Levi made him a great feast in his house: and there was a great multitude of publicans and of others that were sitting at meat with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others that sat down with them.

Weymouth New Testament
Levi also gave a great entertainment at his house in honour of Jesus, and there was a large party of tax-gatherers and others at table with them.

World English Bible
Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Levi made a great entertainment to him in his house, and there was a great multitude of tax-gatherers and others who were with them reclining (at meat),
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Calling of Levi
28and Levi got up, left everything, and followed Him. 29Then Levi hosted a great banquet for Jesus at his house. A large crowd of tax collectors was there, along with others who were eating with them. 30But the Pharisees and their scribes complained to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”…
Cross References
Matthew 5:46
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same?

Matthew 9:9
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. "Follow Me," He told him, and Matthew got up and followed Him.

Matthew 11:19
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her actions."

Luke 15:1
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were gathering around to listen to Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture

And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

made.

John 12:2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was …

and there.

Matthew 9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold…

Mark 2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many …

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 I wrote to you in an letter not to company with fornicators…

1 Corinthians 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and you be disposed …







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Levi
Λευὶς (Leuis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3018: (Hebrew), Levi, son of Alphaeus, the publican. A form of Leui; Lewis, a Christian.

hosted
ἐποίησεν (epoiēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

a great
μεγάλην (megalēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

banquet
δοχὴν (dochēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1403: A feast, banquet, reception. From dechomai; a reception, i.e. Convivial entertainment.

for [Jesus]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

house.
οἰκίᾳ (oikia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

A large
πολὺς (polys)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

of tax collectors
τελωνῶν (telōnōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5057: A publican, collector of taxes. From telos and oneomai; a tax-farmer, i.e. Collector of public revenue.

was there,
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

along with
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

others
ἄλλων (allōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

who
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

eating
κατακείμενοι (katakeimenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2621: From kata and keimai; to lie down, i.e. be sick; specially, to recline at a meal.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

them.
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(29) A great feast.--The fact stated agrees with St. Mark, but the precise phrase is peculiar to St. Luke. The noun means literally a reception, and agrees, curiously enough, with the most modern use of that word.

Of publicans and of others.--It is, perhaps, characteristic of St. Luke as a Gentile that he will not use the word "sinners" as St. Matthew and St. Mark appear to have used it, as popularly including heathen as such, and substitutes the vaguer word "others."

Verse 29. - And Levi made him a great feast in his own house. There is no doubt that this Levi was the same person as Matthew the publican (subsequently the evangelist), whose calling under precisely similar circumstances is related in the First Gospel (Matthew 10; and see Mark 2.). The name Matthew, "gift of God," was probably given to him, as that of Peter (or Cephas, "a rock") was bestowed on Simon, after his association with Jesus. The words used, "a great feast," a great company, plainly indicate that Levi (Matthew)was a person of consideration and position. And there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. The great company was owing to the fact that the publicans and their friends, moved by the kindness and friendship of the new Teacher, assembled at the feast in numbers out of respect to him; or, more likely, the assemblage was owing to the effort of Levi (Matthew) to bring into friendly relations his associates and friends and the new Master, for whose sake he had given up everything. 5:27-39 It was a wonder of Christ's grace, that he would call a publican to be his disciple and follower. It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual. It was a wonder of his grace, that he came to call sinners to repentance, and to assure them of pardon. It was a wonder of his grace, that he so patiently bore the contradiction of sinners against himself and his disciples. It was a wonder of his grace, that he fixed the services of his disciples according to their strength and standing. The Lord trains up his people gradually for the trials allotted them; we should copy his example in dealing with the weak in faith, or the tempted believer.
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