Luke 19:4

“And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he ranne before, and climed vp into a sycomore tree to see him, for he was to passe that way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went quickly in front of them and got up into a tree to see him, for he was going that way.
- Basic English Bible

And running on before, he got up into a sycamore that he might see him, for he was going to pass that [way].
- Darby Bible

And he ran before, and climbed up upon a sycamore-tree to see him; for he was to pass that way.
- Webster's Bible

So he ran on in front and climbed up a mulberry tree to see Him; for He was about to pass that way.
- Weymouth Bible

He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.
- World English Bible

And he ran bifore, and stiyede in to a sicomoure tree, to se hym; for he was to passe fro thennus.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having run forward before, he went up on a sycamore, that he may see him, because through that [way] he was about to pass by.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:4


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


People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:4


Lu 19:4 Climbed up into a sycamore tree. A kind of mulberry fig with low branches. His shortness of stature and the crowd made this necessary if he would see Jesus.

Discussion for Luke 19

  • 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..
  • 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

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