Luke 19:3
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English Standard Version
And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature.

King James Bible
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

American Standard Version
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.

English Revised Version
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

He sought (ἐζήτει)

Imperfect. He was busy seeking as Jesus passed.

Who he was

Lit., is. Not to see what kind of a person, but which one of the crowd he was.

Stature (ἡλικίᾳ)

See on Luke 12:25.

Luke 19:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he sought.

Luke 9:7-9 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some...

Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season...

John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

because.

Luke 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

Cross References
Mark 15:40
There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

Luke 19:2
And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.

Luke 19:4
So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.

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