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 19:4

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