Luke 1:8

“And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, that while he executed the Priests office before God in the order of his course,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it happened {that} while he was performing his priestly service before God in the {appointed} order of his division,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it came about that in his turn he was acting as priest before God,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service before God in the order of his course,
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priests' office before God in the order of his course,
- Webster's Bible

Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class,
- Weymouth Bible

Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division,
- World English Bible

And it bifel, that whanne Zacarie schulde do the office of preesthod, in the ordre of his cours tofor God,
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, in the order of his course before God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:8


Lu 1:8 While he executed the priest's office. His course came on duty once in twenty-four weeks, and then he repaired to Jerusalem to remain his week.

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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