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

  • 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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