Luke 19:2

“And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, which was the cheefe among the Publicanes, and he was rich.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man, named Zacchaeus, who was the chief tax-farmer, and a man of wealth,
- Basic English Bible

And behold, [there was] a man by name called Zacchaeus, and he was chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, who was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
- Webster's Bible

There was a man there called Zacchaeus, who was the local surveyor of taxes, and was wealthy.
- Weymouth Bible

There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
- World English Bible

And lo! a man, Sache bi name, and this was a prince of pupplicans, and he was riche.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a man, by name called Zaccheus, and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:2


19:2 The chief of the publicans - What we would term, commissioner of the customs. A very honourable as well as profitable place.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:2


Lu 19:2 Zacchaeus . . . the chief among the publicans. The importance of Jericho and its situation would make it an important center for the collection of the Roman tribute. At the head of the publicans engaged in this business was Zacchaeus. He seems to have had supervision of the district. He was rich. A very suspicious fact in a member of a class noted for their extortion.

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