Luke 5:28

28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:28 in Other Translations

28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.
28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.
28 And he did - walked away from everything and went with him.
28 So, leaving everything behind, he got up and began to follow Him.

Luke 5:28 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 5:28

And he left all
His company, his business, and all the profits of it:

rose up;
directly; such power went along with the words of Christ, that he could not withstand it:

and followed him;
not only in a literal, but in a spiritual sense, and became a disciple of his.

Luke 5:28 In-Context

26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,
28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 11; S Matthew 4:19
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