Luke 15 :1

Luke 15 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Then drew near to him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Then drew near to him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Now all the tax-farmers and sinners came near to give ear to him.

Webster's Revision

Then drew near to him all the publicans and sinners to hear him.

World English Bible

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him for to hear him.

Definitions for Luke 15 :1

Clarke's Commentary on Luke 15 :1

Publicans and sinners - Τελωναι και ἁμαρτωλοι, tax-gatherers and heathens; persons who neither believed in Christ nor in Moses. See the note on Luke 7:36. Concerning the tax-gatherers, see the note on Matthew 5:46.

Barnes's Commentary on Luke 15 :1

Publicans and sinners - See the notes at Matthew 9:10.

Wesley's Commentary on Luke 15 :1

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.
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