Luke 1:12

“And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Zacharias sawe him, hee was troubled, and feare fell vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Zacharias was troubled when he saw {the angel,} and fear gripped him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Zacharias was troubled when he saw `him', and fear fell upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear came on him.
- Basic English Bible

And Zacharias was troubled, seeing [him], and fear fell upon him.
- Darby Bible

And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
- Webster's Bible

and Zechariah on seeing him was agitated and terrified.
- Weymouth Bible

Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
- World English Bible

And Zacarie seynge was afraied, and drede fel vpon hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:12


1:12 Zacharias was troubled - Although he was accustomed to converse with God, yet we see he was thrown into a great consternation, at the appearance of his angelical messenger, nature not being able to sustain the sight. Is it not then an instance of the goodness is well as of the wisdom of God, that the services, which these heavenly spirits render us, are generally invisible?


Discussion for Luke 1

  • Steve morrow
    bruce ---1 peter 4:1for as much then as CHRIST hath suffered for us in the flesh arm yourselves likewise with the same mind for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin4:2that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of GOD 1 JOHN2:17AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY AND THE LUST THEREOF BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Bruce
    disciple: No one can keep the commandments! They show us how sinful we are, in need of a perfect Sacrifice. Hebrews 10:12/ Without The Blood of The Lamb,The Son of God,there is no Salvation. The Father will call: John 6:44/Forgiving 1John 1:9/Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11/You will be made new 2Corinthians5:17 you will know impossible not to know! We're Holy before Him because of JESUS
  • Irene123
    Eliz. barrenness wasn't an unfortunate circumstance; it was God's plan to bring forth John at that time. Why John 'n Jesus were born 6 mos. apart I don't know; God has His planned timing. I concur that Zach. 'n Eliz. were sad about no children, but they stayed with the Lord in spite of trials. And were they BLESSED!!! God is so GOOD - all the time - if we will just trust Him, with patience.
  • 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.

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