New International Version
A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Zaccheus - It is not unlikely that this person was a Jew by birth, see Luke 19:9; but because he had engaged in a business so infamous, in the eyes of the Jews, he was considered as a mere heathen, Luke 19:7.
Chief among the publicans - Either a farmer-general of the taxes, who had subordinate collectors under him: or else the most respectable and honorable man among that class at Jericho.
He was rich - And therefore the more unlikely to pay attention to an impoverished Messiah, preaching a doctrine of universal mortification and self-denial.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the chief. [Architelones,] rather, 'a chief publican,' or tax gatherer. Probably Zacchaeus, who appears from his name to have been a Jew, farmed the revenue of the district around Jericho, having others under him, who either rented of him smaller portions, or were employed as servants to collect the taxes.
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Occupy till I come.--LUKE 19:13. The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.--Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.--Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?--Leaving …
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Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."
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