Luke 1:11

“And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there appeared vnto him an Angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the Altar of incense.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of altar of incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he saw an angel of the Lord in his place on the right side of the altar.
- Basic English Bible

And an angel of [the] Lord appeared to him, standing on the right of the altar of incense.
- Darby Bible

And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
- Webster's Bible

Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense;
- Weymouth Bible

An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
- World English Bible

And an aungel of the Lord apperide to hym, and stood on the riythalf of the auter of encense.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there appeared to him a messenger of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of the perfume,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:11


Lu 1:11 An angel. His name was Gabriel (Lu 1:19). This is the first messenger of the New Dispensation. The altar of incense. It was of cedar, overlaid with gold (1Ki 6:20; 1Ch 28:18), was a cubit (about two feet) in length and breadth, and two cubits high; it stood in the Holy Place before the veil which separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.

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.

Bible Options