Luke 1:12

“And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Zacharias sawe him, hee was troubled, and feare fell vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Zacharias was troubled when he saw {the angel,} and fear gripped him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Zacharias was troubled when he saw `him', and fear fell upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear came on him.
- Basic English Bible

And Zacharias was troubled, seeing [him], and fear fell upon him.
- Darby Bible

And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
- Webster's Bible

and Zechariah on seeing him was agitated and terrified.
- Weymouth Bible

Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
- World English Bible

And Zacarie seynge was afraied, and drede fel vpon hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:12


1:12 Zacharias was troubled - Although he was accustomed to converse with God, yet we see he was thrown into a great consternation, at the appearance of his angelical messenger, nature not being able to sustain the sight. Is it not then an instance of the goodness is well as of the wisdom of God, that the services, which these heavenly spirits render us, are generally invisible?


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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