New American Standard Bible
As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
King James Bible
And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
Darby Bible Translation
And passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.
World English Bible
As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and passing by, he saw Levi of Alpheus sitting at the tax-office, and saith to him, 'Be following me,' and he, having risen, did follow him.
Mark 2:14 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Levi, the son of Alpheus - The same, undoubtedly, as "Matthew," the writer of the gospel which bears his name. It was not uncommon among the Jews to have two names.
The receipt of custom - See the notes at Matthew 9:9.
LibraryThe Secret of Gladness
'And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?'--Mark ii. 19. This part of our Lord's answer to the question put by John's disciples as to the reason for the omission of the practice of fasting by His followers. The answer is very simple. It is--'My disciples do not fast because they are not sad.' And the principle which underlies the answer is a very important one. It is this: that all outward forms of religion, appointed by man, ought only …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Works which Hallow the Sabbath
The Call of Matthew.
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him.
After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."
Jump to PreviousAlphaeus Alpheus Booth Collector's Custom Follow Followed Following Jesus Levi Office Passed Receipt Risen Rose Seated Sitting Tax Taxes Tax-Office Toll Walked
Jump to NextAlphaeus Alpheus Booth Collector's Custom Follow Followed Following Jesus Levi Office Passed Receipt Risen Rose Seated Sitting Tax Taxes Tax-Office Toll Walked
LinksMark 2:14 NIV
Mark 2:14 NLT
Mark 2:14 ESV
Mark 2:14 NASB
Mark 2:14 KJV
Mark 2:14 Bible Apps
Mark 2:14 Biblia Paralela
Mark 2:14 Chinese Bible
Mark 2:14 French Bible
Mark 2:14 German Bible
Mark 2:14 Commentaries