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Luke 19:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was little in stature.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he was seeking to see Jesus, what sort of man he was, and could not for the multitude, because, in stature, he was, small.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he was seeking to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able for the multitude, because in stature he was small,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he sought to see Iesus who he was, and could not for the prease, because he was litle of stature.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and he wished to see Jeshu, who he was, and could not for the crowd, because in his stature Zakai was small.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and he wished to see Jesus, who he was; and could not, on account of the crowd; because Zaccheus was small in stature.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he sought 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
to see 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
who 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
he was; 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
and y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
x2076
(2076) Complement
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
could 1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5711
<5711> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 184
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
for 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
press, 3793
{3793} Prime
ὄχλος
ochlos
{okh'-los}
From a derivative of G2192 (meaning a vehicle); a throng (as borne along); by implication the rabble; by extension a class of people; figuratively a riot.
because 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
little y3398
[3398] Standard
μικρός
mikros
{mik-ros'}
Apparently a primary word, including the comparative (second form); small (in size, quantity, number or (figuratively) dignity).
x2244
(2244) Complement
ἡλικία
helikia
{hay-lik-ee'-ah}
From the same as G2245; maturity (in years or size).
of stature. y2244
[2244] Standard
ἡλικία
helikia
{hay-lik-ee'-ah}
From the same as G2245; maturity (in years or size).
x3396
(3396) Complement
μίγνυμι
mignumi
{mig'-noo-mee}
A primary verb; to mix.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 19:2-4.


Luke 19:3

_ _ who he was — what sort of person. Curiosity then was his only motive, though his determination not to be balked was overruled for more than he sought.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 19:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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, that John was risen from the dead; ... And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long [season], because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
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?
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Lk 9:7; 12:25; 23:8. Jn 12:21.

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