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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him; for he was to pass that way.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he ran before, and climbed up upon a sycamore-tree to see him; for he was to pass that way.

Weymouth New Testament
So he ran on in front and climbed up a mulberry tree to see Him; for He was about to pass that way.

Luke 19:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sycamore (συκομορέαν)

From συκῆ, fig-tree, and μόρον, the mulberry. The fig-mulberry, resembling the fig in its fruit, and the mulberry in its leaves. Some old writers derived it from μωρὸς, foolish, because it produced worthless figs. Dr. Thomson says that it bears several crops yearly, which grow on short stems along the trunk and the large branches. They are very insipid, and none but the poorer classes eat them. Hence Amos expresses the fact that he belongs to the humblest class of the community, by calling himself a gatherer of sycamore fruit (Amos 7:14). It grows with its large branches low down and wide open, so that Zacchaeus could easily have climbed into it. It is a favorite and pleasant conceit with old commentators that Zacchaeus' sycamore that day bore precious fruit.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

climbed.

Luke 5:19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went on the housetop...

a sycamore.

1 Kings 10:27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale...

1 Chronicles 27:28 And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite...

Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman...

Cross References
1 Kings 10:27
And the king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.

1 Chronicles 27:28
Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash.

2 Chronicles 1:15
And the king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.

2 Chronicles 9:27
And the king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.

Psalm 78:47
He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamores with frost.

Isaiah 9:10
"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place."

Luke 17:6
And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

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