3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.

Read Luke 19:3 Using Other Translations

And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature.
He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.