Luke 1:8

“And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, that while he executed the Priests office before God in the order of his course,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it happened {that} while he was performing his priestly service before God in the {appointed} order of his division,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it came about that in his turn he was acting as priest before God,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service before God in the order of his course,
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priests' office before God in the order of his course,
- Webster's Bible

Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class,
- Weymouth Bible

Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division,
- World English Bible

And it bifel, that whanne Zacarie schulde do the office of preesthod, in the ordre of his cours tofor God,
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, in the order of his course before God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:8


Lu 1:8 While he executed the priest's office. His course came on duty once in twenty-four weeks, and then he repaired to Jerusalem to remain his week.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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 ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS

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