Luke 1:10

“And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people were offering prayers outside, at the time of the burning of perfumes.
- Basic English Bible

And all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.
- Darby Bible

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.
- Webster's Bible

and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.
- Weymouth Bible

The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
- World English Bible

And al the multitude of the puple was with outforth, and preiede in the our of encensyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all the multitude of the people were praying without, at the hour of the perfume.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:10


1:10 The people were praying without, at the time of the incense - So the pious Jews constantly did. And this was the foundation of that elegant figure, by which prayer is in Scripture so often compared to incense. Perhaps one reason of ordaining incense might be, to intimate the acceptableness of the prayer that accompanied it; as well as to remind the worshippers of that sacrifice of a sweet - smelling savour, which was once to be offered to God for them, and of that incense, which is continually offered with the prayers of the saints, upon the golden altar that is before the throne, #Rev 8:3|,4.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:10


Lu 1:10 Praying without. The incense itself was a symbol of prayer (Ps 141:2 Re 5:8), and when offered by the priest a bell was rung as a signal to the people in the courts without, who all engaged in prayer in deep silence.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.

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