Luke 1:18

“And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Zacharias said vnto the Angel, Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well striken in yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this {for certain?} For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Zacharias said to the angel, How may I be certain of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far on in years.
- Basic English Bible

And Zacharias said to the angel, How shall I know this, for *I* am an old man, and my wife advanced in years?
- Darby Bible

And Zacharias said to the angel, By what shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife far advanced in years.
- Webster's Bible

By what proof, asked Zechariah, "shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far advanced in years."
- Weymouth Bible

Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."
- World English Bible

And Zacarie seide to the aungel, Wherof schal Y wite this? for Y am eld, and my wijf hath gon fer in to hir daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Zacharias said unto the messenger, `Whereby shall I know this? for I am aged, and my wife is advanced in her days?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:18


1:18 Zacharias said, Whereby shall I know this? - In how different a spirit did he blessed virgin say, How shall this be? Zacharias disbelieved the fact: Mary had no doubt of the thing; but only inquired concerning the manner of it.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:18


Lu 1:18 By what shall I know this? He wanted a sign.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Caroline motswane
    i thankfull my loving god he is always on my side.
  • Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: "This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particularly in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
  • Lovetta St.John
    I like the chapter of Luke. It is very long but detailed in information. This was the beginning of Jesus the messiah being born. How could this scripture be anything but exciting. I love how God even gives the names of his disciples' and child. Because names have meanings. Luke is a powerful scripture and deep in meaning. It tells the story and everyone should read these chapters very slowly.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    Best book in the Bible
  • Lynette Reed
    God know the plan for every situations and bring for the purpose
    for with God nothing shall be impossible.
  • Mark verrell
    The HOLY SPIRIT MUST BE UPON ME BECAUSE I AM READING THESE WORDS,AND LEARNING,NOT ONLY HEARING.

    I CANNOT SAYING ANYTHING OF THE WORD OF GOD ONLY THAT IT CAN ONLY BE JUST AND TRUE AND SET DEEPER THAN ANY WORD SET IN STONE.PRAISE GOD MAY OTHERS FEEL AMD SEE THE GOOD OF THESE SCRIPTURES TODAY AND ALWAYS. ( I WONDER HOW MANY A MULTITUDE WAS IN THOSE DAYS) THE MULTITUDE STANDING OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE )

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