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Luke 19:4

    Luke 19:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 19:4

    He ran before - The shortness of his stature was amply compensated by his agility and invention. Had he been as tall as the generality of the crowd, he might have been equally unnoticed with the rest. His getting into the tree made him conspicuous: had he not been so low of stature he would not have done so. Even the imperfections of our persons may become subservient to the grace of God in our eternal salvation. As the passover was at hand, the road was probably crowded with people going to Jerusalem; but the fame of the cure of the blind man was probably the cause of the concourse at this time.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 19:4

    A sycamore tree - See this described in the notes at Luke 17:6.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 19:4

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