Luke 15:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then drew neere vnto him all the Publicanes and sinners, for to heare him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near to him to hear him;
- Darby Bible

Then drew near to him all the publicans and sinners to hear him.
- Webster's Bible

Now the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners were everywhere in the habit of coming close to Him to listen to Him;
- Weymouth Bible

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him.
- World English Bible

And pupplicans and synful men weren neiyynge to him, to here hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming nigh to him, to hear him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:1


Lu 15:1 Joy of Repenting Sinners SUMMARY OF LUKE 15: The Publicans and Sinners. The Pharisees and Scribes. The Lost Sheep. The Lost Coin. The Lost Son. In the Far Country. Feeding on Husks. Coming to Himself. The Father's Welcome. The Elder Brother. Then drew near unto him. At the period of his ministry these classes were flocking in great numbers to hear him. Publicans. Gatherers of the Roman tribute, generally corrupt, universally despised, usually Jews by birth. Sinners. Persons excommunicated from the synagogues and usually held as outcasts.

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