Luke 1:24

“And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And after those dayes his wife Elizabeth conceiued, and hid her selfe fiue moneths, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And after these days Elisabeth his wife conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

After that time, Elisabeth, being certain that she was to become a mother, kept herself from men's eyes for five months, saying,
- Basic English Bible

Now after these days, Elizabeth his wife conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
- Darby Bible

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and secluded herself five months, saying,
- Webster's Bible

and in course of time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and kept herself secluded five months.
- Weymouth Bible

After these days Elizabeth, his wife, conceived, and she hid herself five months, saying,
- World English Bible

And aftir these daies Elizabeth, his wijf, conseyuede, and hidde hir fyue monethis, and seide,
- Wycliffe Bible

and after those days, his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:24

1:24 Hid herself - She retired from company, that she might have the more leisure to rejoice and bless God for his wonderful mercy.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:24

Lu 1:24 Hid herself. Did not go into society, both from delicacy and that she might have more time for devotion.

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.
  • 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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