Luke 19:3

“And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he sought to see Iesus who he was, and could not for the prease, because he was litle of stature.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Made an attempt to get a view of Jesus, and was not able to do so, because of the people, for he was a small man.
- Basic English Bible

And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was little in stature.
- Darby Bible

And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
- Webster's Bible

He was anxious to see what sort of man Jesus was; but he could not because of the crowd, for he was short in stature.
- Weymouth Bible

He was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short.
- World English Bible

And he souyte to se Jhesu, who he was, and he myyte not, for the puple, for he was litil in stature.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was seeking to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able for the multitude, because in stature he was small,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:3


Lu 19:3 Sought to see Jesus. Out of curiosity.

Discussion for Luke 19

  • Lindy
    I agree with Servant of God's thoughts. We must not be deceived by religious and political leaders whose principles go contrary to biblical principles. Too many people today turn a blind eye to ungodly actions of our leaders. Matthew 7:20 states, by their fruits ye shall know them. And Proverbs 16:18 declares that pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Take heed.
  • Servant of God
    Zac. was the chief politician of his day. But he was just, by his own confession and was worthy that Jesus should come into his house. Fast forward and what is the message of the chief politian? Shameful! Yet does the church support him. Jesus would not, I assure you for he knew the heart of man by his words and deeds.this is important as our nation is in jeopardy for the abundance of lies today
  • Geraldine cole
    Thank U G.Goodman for your truthful comment u are so right God sent his Son Jesus to die for us but we must want to be saved u see Jesus cannot make us be saved because he gave us free will from the beginning before we were born Jesus knew those that would come when he call them to himself.u see no one can come to Jesus unless he draw them then he have to open your spiritual ears.
  • Lilian
    FOR THE SON OF MAN CAME TO SEEK FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST. JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FPR HIS SHEEP. ONLY BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD OUR SAVIOR JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER SHALOM
  • Zeingoff
    Who knows parables? He spoke thus that only the elect understand. The nobleman is Jesus, Moses, the Prophets, ect whom God has sent. The nobleman has received his kingdom and returns to impart. The ten servants are the tribes of Israel who migrated to the four corners. Those who hate the nobleman are slayed and denied eternity. There are profitable servants and unprofitable . his reward is..
  • A disciple
    "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." The Lord Jesus knows who His friends are no matter what others think of us, and speak evil behind His back. What is it our business to judge another man's servant? We all must come to Jesus to be saved, and will each of us be judged by Jesus.

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