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

  • 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.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.

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