Publicans, The | Bible Topics

Publicans, The

  • The collectors of the public taxes.

    Luke 5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.

  • Suspected of extortion.

    Luke 3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

  • Often guilty of extortion.

    Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

  • publican (KJV Dictionary)

  • Chiefs of, were very rich.

    Luke 19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

  • THE JEWS
    • Despised.

      Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

    • See PUBLICAN in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Classed with the most infamous characters.

      Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

      Matthew 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

    • Despised our Lord for associating with.

      Matthew 9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

      Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

    Bible concordance for PUBLICANS

  • Often kind to their friends.

    Matthew 5:46-47 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

  • Often hospitable.

    Luke 5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

    Luke 19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

  • MANY OF,
    • See Publican in McClintock and Strong.

    • Believed the preaching of John.

      Matthew 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

    • Received John's baptism.

      Luke 3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

      Luke 7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    • Attended the preaching of Christ.

      Mark 2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

      Luke 15:1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

    • Embraced the gospel.

      Matthew 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

  • Matthew the apostle was of.

    Matthew 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

 
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