New American Standard Bible
And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.
King James Bible
And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, there was a man by name called Zacchaeus, and he was chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich.
World English Bible
There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
Young's Literal Translation
and lo, a man, by name called Zaccheus, and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A man named Zacchaeus - The name Zacchaeus is Hebrew, and shows that this man was a "Jew." The Hebrew name properly means "pure," and is the same as Zacchai in Ezra 2:9; Nehemiah 7:14. The publicans, therefore, were not all foreigners.
Chief among the publicans - Who presided over other tax-gatherers, or who "received" their collections and transmitted them to the Roman government.
He was rich - Though this class of people was despised and often infamous, yet it seems that they were sometimes wealthy. They sustained, however, the general character of "sinners," because they were particularly odious in the eyes of the Jews. See Luke 19:7. The evangelist has thought it worthy of record that he was rich, perhaps, because it was so unlikely that a "rich man" should follow so poor and despised a personage as Jesus of Nazareth, and because it was so unusual a thing during his personal ministry. Not many rich were called, but God chiefly chose the poor of this world Compare 1 Corinthians 1:26-29.
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LUKE xix. 41. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it. Let us think awhile what was meant by our Lord's weeping over Jerusalem. We ought to learn thereby somewhat more of our Lord's character, and of our Lord's government. Why did he weep over that city whose people would, in a few days, mock him, scourge him, crucify him, and so fill up the measure of their own iniquity? Had Jesus been like too many, who since his time have fancied themselves saints and prophets, would …
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The Rewards of the Trading Servants
Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
He entered Jericho and was passing through.
Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."
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