Luke 1:9

“According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According to the custome of the Priests office, his lot was to burne incense when he went into the Temple of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as was the way of the priests, he had to go into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes.
- Basic English Bible

it fell to him by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense.
- Darby Bible

According to the custom of the priests' office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

it fell to his lot--according to the custom of the priesthood--to go into the Sanctuary of the Lord and burn the incense;
- Weymouth Bible

according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- World English Bible

aftir the custome of the preesthod, he wente forth bi lot, and entride in to the temple, to encense.
- Wycliffe Bible

according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to make perfume, having gone into the sanctuary of the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:9


Lu 1:9 His lot. In the service of the sanctuary nothing was left to accident or to human arrangement. The "lot" determined who was to perform each separate portion of the sacred service, and especially who was each morning and evening to burn incense before the Lord. To burn incense. Burned on the altar of incense in the Holy Place morning and evening. To burn the incense was an office held so honorable that no one was allowed to perform it twice, since it brought the offering priest nearer the divine presence in the Holy of Holies than any other priestly act, and carried with it the richest blessing from on high, which all ought to have a chance of thus obtaining.

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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