Luke 1:10

“And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people were offering prayers outside, at the time of the burning of perfumes.
- Basic English Bible

And all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.
- Darby Bible

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.
- Webster's Bible

and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.
- Weymouth Bible

The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
- World English Bible

And al the multitude of the puple was with outforth, and preiede in the our of encensyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all the multitude of the people were praying without, at the hour of the perfume.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:10


1:10 The people were praying without, at the time of the incense - So the pious Jews constantly did. And this was the foundation of that elegant figure, by which prayer is in Scripture so often compared to incense. Perhaps one reason of ordaining incense might be, to intimate the acceptableness of the prayer that accompanied it; as well as to remind the worshippers of that sacrifice of a sweet - smelling savour, which was once to be offered to God for them, and of that incense, which is continually offered with the prayers of the saints, upon the golden altar that is before the throne, #Rev 8:3|,4.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:10


Lu 1:10 Praying without. The incense itself was a symbol of prayer (Ps 141:2 Re 5:8), and when offered by the priest a bell was rung as a signal to the people in the courts without, who all engaged in prayer in deep silence.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • FINDLAY
    I WAS TRULY BLESS BY YR WORD TODAY.
  • 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.

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