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 for Luke 19:3

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 for Luke 19:3

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:3


19:1 He passed through Jericho - So that Zaccheus must have lived near the end of the town: the tree was in the town itself. And he was rich - These words seem to refer to the discourse in the last chapter, #Lu 18:24 |- 27, particularly to #Lu 18:27|. Zaccheus is a proof, that it is possible by the power of God for even a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:2 The chief of the publicans - What we would term, commissioner of the customs. A very honourable as well as profitable place.

19:4 And running before - With great earnestness. He climbed up - Notwithstanding his quality: desire conquering honour and shame.

19:5 Jesus said, Zaccheus, make haste and come down - What a strange mixture of passions must Zaccheus have now felt, hearing one speak, as knowing both his name and his heart!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:3


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

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