Luke 1:7

“And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they had no childe, because that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well striken in yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were `now' well stricken in years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they were without children, because Elisabeth had never given birth, and they were at that time very old.
- Basic English Bible

And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
- Darby Bible

And they had no child, because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were far advanced in years.
- Webster's Bible

But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life.
- Weymouth Bible

But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.
- World English Bible

And thei hadden no child, for Elizabeth was bareyn, and bothe weren of grete age in her daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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.
  • 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 ...............

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