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Mark 2:13-15 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Levi Called to Follow Jesus

13 And he went out again beside the sea,[a] and all the crowd was coming to him, and he began to teach[b] them. 14 And as he[c] was passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me!” And he stood up and[d] followed him.

15 And it happened that he was dining[e] in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with[f] Jesus and his disciples, for there were many and they were following him.


  1. Mark 2:13 That is, the Sea of Galilee
  2. Mark 2:13 The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to teach”)
  3. Mark 2:14 Here “as” is supplied as a component of the participle (“was passing by”) which is understood as temporal
  4. Mark 2:14 Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“stood up”) has been translated as a finite verb
  5. Mark 2:15 Literally “was reclining for a meal”
  6. Mark 2:15 Literally “were reclining at table with”
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