4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

Read Luke 19:4 Using Other Translations

And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.