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

  • 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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