Luke 1:6

“And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the Commandements and ordinances of the Lord, blamelesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They were upright in the eyes of God, keeping all the rules and orders of God, and doing no wrong.
- Basic English Bible

And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
- Darby Bible

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
- Webster's Bible

They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.
- Weymouth Bible

They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
- World English Bible

And bothe weren iust bifor God, goynge in alle the maundementis and iustifiyngis of the Lord, withouten pleynt.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they were both righteous before God, going on in all the commands and righteousnesses of the Lord blameless,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:6


1:6 Walking in all the moral commandments, and ceremonial ordinances, blameless - How admirable a character! May our behaviour be thus unblamable, and our obedience thus sincere and universal!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:6


Lu 1:6 They were both righteous. Almost invariably great men of God are born of parents eminently pious. Augustine, Luther, Wesley, and Campbell are examples.

Discussion for Luke 1:6

  • vs 6 shows the integrity of the soon to be parents of John, that they were worshippers of God, and walking in all commandments and ordinances of the Lord, carefully living out their faith. It would be important that John had a solid upbringing. It will come out that John was filled with the Spirit of God from the womb, however he still was a sinner and would need guidance through those formidable years. His parents were perfect for the task.
  • Here we see John the Baptist 's parents were very godly people. First I would consider is a marriage where both are believers and worship and serve God, you have a strong fulfilling marriage. Second is that your children will follow more often than not. Truly they had the blessing of God.

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