He sought (ezhtei). Imperfect active. He was seeking, conative idea. Jesus who he was (Ihsoun ti estin). Prolepsis, to see who Jesus was. He had heard so much about him. He wanted to see which one of the crowd was Jesus. For the crowd (apo tou oclou). He was short and the crowd was thick and close. Stature (th hlikiai). No doubt of that meaning here and possibly so in Mark 2:52 . Elsewhere "age" except Luke 12:25 ; Matthew 6:27 where it is probably "stature" also.