Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man.

International Standard Version

He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man.

A Conservative Version

And he sought to see Jesus, who he was. And he was not able because of the crowd, because his stature was small.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature.

An Understandable Version

He was trying to see which one was Jesus, but could not due to the large crowd and [because] he was so short.

Anderson New Testament

And he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and was not able on account of the multitude, because he was of small stature.

Bible in Basic English

Made an attempt to get a view of Jesus, and was not able to do so, because of the people, for he was a small man.

Common New Testament

And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.

Daniel Mace New Testament

was very desirous to see the person of Jesus, but could not for the crowd, he being of a low stature.

Darby Translation

And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was little in stature.

Godbey New Testament

And he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is; and was not able on account of the multitude, because he was small in stature.

Goodspeed New Testament

who wanted to see who Jesus was, and he could not because of the crowd, for he was a small man.

John Wesley New Testament

And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and could not for the croud, because he was little of stature.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he sought to see who Jesus was and could not for the crowd because he was small of stature.

Julia Smith Translation

And he sought to see Jesus, who he is; and he could not, from the crowd, for he was small in size.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he was seeking to see Jesus--who he was--and he was not able to as a result of the crowd, because he was short in stature.

Modern King James verseion

And he sought to see Jesus, to see who He was. And he could not because of the press, because he was little in stature.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he made means to see Jesus, what he should be: and he could not for the press, because he was of a low stature.

Moffatt New Testament

who tried to see what Jesus was like; but he could not, on account of the crowd ??for he was small of stature.

Montgomery New Testament

And he kept trying to see what sort of a man Jesus was; but he could not see because he was short.

NET Bible

He was trying to get a look at Jesus, but being a short man he could not see over the crowd.

New Heart English Bible

He was trying to see who Jesus was, and could not because of the crowd, because he was short.

Noyes New Testament

And he sought to see Jesus, what sort of man he was; and he could not on account of the multitude; because he was small of stature.

Sawyer New Testament

And he sought to see Jesus, who he was; and could not on account of the multitude, because he was of small stature.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he was desirous to have a sight of Jesus, what sort of person he was; and he could not, because of the crowd, for he was short of stature.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He tried to see what Jesus was like; but, being short, he was unable to do so because of the crowd.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Now he was trying to see Jesus to find out who He was, but he could not because of the crowd, as he was so small in stature.

World English Bible

He was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short.

Worrell New Testament

And he was seeking to see Jesus, Who He was; and was not able on account of the multitude; because he was small in stature.

Worsley New Testament

And he sought to see Jesus who He was; but he could not for the croud; for he was little of stature.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he was seeking to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able for the multitude, because in stature he was small,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he sought
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

to see
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

he was
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἦν 
En 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 585
Usage: 410

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the press
ὄχλος 
Ochlos 
Usage: 172

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

Jesus And Zacchaeus

2 And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. 3 Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4 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.


Cross References

John 12:21

these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

Luke 9:7-9

Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,

Luke 12:25

"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?

Luke 23:8

Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him.

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