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

  • 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..
  • Steve morrow
    luke 19:27 but those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them bring hither and slay them before me psalm 119:139 my zeal hath consumed me because mine enemies have forgotten thy words 2 thessalonians 2:8 THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING
  • 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.
  • Mikayla
    So AMAZING. Wonderful story
  • Germaine Goodman
    We have a Great Father in Heaven... He loves all of humanity and want us to be saved from our sins and to ask His SON Jesus Christ to forgive us and to come in our hearts and saved us.. We serve an Awesome God.. It is a shame that we are so ignorant when it comes TO THE THINGS OF GOD....I MEAN THE REAL GOD....Germaine
  • Michael C.
    The "Glad Tidings Age" is probably referring to the period from the Lord's first coming in the flesh, in which He gave up Himself for us on the cross, and then rose from the dead; to the end of the age at His second coming in power and great glory. We are commissioned by Him to be His witnesses and ambassadors of the Good News of our salvation; we are not to be entangled in the things of this life

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