Luke 19:7

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Luke 19:7 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:7

And when they saw it
The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions read, "when they all saw this"; that is, as the Persic version, rather paraphrasing than translating, says, "the men and the multitude that were with him"; the "pharisaical" sort, the priests and Levites, of which there were great numbers in Jericho; (See Gill on Luke 10:31).

They all murmured;
as the Scribes and Pharisees did, at his eating with publicans and sinners, ( Luke 15:2 ) .

Saying, that he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner;
a notorious one, an abandoned profligate creature; one of the worst of sinners, as being a publican, and the chief of them; who had amassed vast riches to himself, by extortion and oppression; and they thought it was not agreeable to the character of an holy man, and a venerable prophet, which Christ bore, to go into such a man's house, eat at his table; and have familiar conversation with him; see ( Matthew 9:10 ) .

Luke 19:7 In-Context

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him,Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
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.
9 And Jesus said unto him,This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.