New Living Translation
Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach.
King James Bible
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near to him to hear him;
World English Bible
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming nigh to him, to hear him,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:1 All the publicans - That is, all who were in that place. It seems our Lord was in some town of Galilee of the Gentiles, from whence he afterward went to Jerusalem, Lu 17:11.
LibraryThe Prodigal and his Brother.
Preached February 21, 1853. THE PRODIGAL AND HIS BROTHER. "And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found."--Luke xv. 31, 32. There are two classes of sins. There are some sins by which man crushes, wounds, malevolently injures his brother man: those sins which speak of a bad, tyrannical, and selfish heart. Christ met those with denunciation. …
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton
Number one Thousand; Or, "Bread Enough and to Spare"
The Lost Silver Piece
The Turning Point
If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
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.
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