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

  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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