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Luke 19:2


Now 1  a man named Zacchaeus was there; he was a chief tax collector 2  and was rich.


2Ch 17:5,6; Lu 18:24-27

NET © Notes

tn Grk “And behold.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the introduction of a new character. The Greek word ἰδού (idou) at the beginning of this statement has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).

sn This is the one place in the NT the office of chief tax collector is noted. He would organize the other tax collectors and collect healthy commissions (see also the note on the word tax collector in 3:12).

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