Luke 1:11

“And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there appeared vnto him an Angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the Altar of incense.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of altar of incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he saw an angel of the Lord in his place on the right side of the altar.
- Basic English Bible

And an angel of [the] Lord appeared to him, standing on the right of the altar of incense.
- Darby Bible

And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
- Webster's Bible

Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense;
- Weymouth Bible

An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
- World English Bible

And an aungel of the Lord apperide to hym, and stood on the riythalf of the auter of encense.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there appeared to him a messenger of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of the perfume,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:11


Lu 1:11 An angel. His name was Gabriel (Lu 1:19). This is the first messenger of the New Dispensation. The altar of incense. It was of cedar, overlaid with gold (1Ki 6:20; 1Ch 28:18), was a cubit (about two feet) in length and breadth, and two cubits high; it stood in the Holy Place before the veil which separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • BSP
    Verse 37: Mary was an excellent example of faith. She knew that with Jehovah God, nothing is impossible.
  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • A disciple
    "..it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • 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.

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