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And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
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Other Translations of Luke 2:37
And she was a widow of about fourescore and foure yeeres, which departed not from the Temple, but serued God with fastings and prayers night and day.- King James Version (1611)
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and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.- New American Standard Version (1995)
and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day.- American Standard Version (1901)
She had been a widow for eighty-four years); she was in the Temple at all times, worshipping with prayers and going without food, night and day.- Basic English Bible
and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;- Darby Bible
And she was a widow of about eighty four years, who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. - Webster's Bible
and then being a widow of eighty-four years. She was never absent from the Temple, but worshipped, by day and by night, with fasting and prayer.- Weymouth Bible
and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.- World English Bible
And this was a widewe to foure scoor yeer and foure; and sche departide not fro the temple, but seruyde to God nyyt and dai in fastyngis and preieris.- Wycliffe Bible
and she [is] a widow of about eighty-four years, who did depart not from the temple, with fasts and supplications serving, night and day,- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:37
2:37 Fourscore and four years - These were the years of her life, not her widowhood only. Who departed not from the temple - Who attended there at all the stated hours of prayer. But served God with fastings and prayers - Even at that age. Night and day - That is, spending therein a considerable part of the night, as well as of the day.
People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:37
Lu 2:37 A widow for fourscore and four years. She had passed seven years with a husband when young and then remained a widow until, at this time, she was eighty-four years old, devoting herself to a religious life. Departed not from the temple. Probably assigned, on account of her saintly character, a chamber in the temple.
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Kadia's comment on 2013-01-15 07:47:03:
This is a woman of strong faith.
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