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 1:7

  • Having children was a big deal in this time. Having a male child seemed even bigger. They had both wanted children for a long time and probably felt the reproach of the others who were able to do so. Their consistent prayers were an indication of their faith, believing God for the impossible. Even at that probably all hope was passing with the years as we see Zacharias unbelief when greeted by the angel.

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