Luke 1:9

“According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According to the custome of the Priests office, his lot was to burne incense when he went into the Temple of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as was the way of the priests, he had to go into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes.
- Basic English Bible

it fell to him by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense.
- Darby Bible

According to the custom of the priests' office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

it fell to his lot--according to the custom of the priesthood--to go into the Sanctuary of the Lord and burn the incense;
- Weymouth Bible

according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
- World English Bible

aftir the custome of the preesthod, he wente forth bi lot, and entride in to the temple, to encense.
- Wycliffe Bible

according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to make perfume, having gone into the sanctuary of the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:9


Lu 1:9 His lot. In the service of the sanctuary nothing was left to accident or to human arrangement. The "lot" determined who was to perform each separate portion of the sacred service, and especially who was each morning and evening to burn incense before the Lord. To burn incense. Burned on the altar of incense in the Holy Place morning and evening. To burn the incense was an office held so honorable that no one was allowed to perform it twice, since it brought the offering priest nearer the divine presence in the Holy of Holies than any other priestly act, and carried with it the richest blessing from on high, which all ought to have a chance of thus obtaining.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    Jedonai, You dare to say that we aren't able to keep God's commands? What God commands us to do; to love Him with all our being, and our neighbor as our selves; love out of a pure heart and a good conscience, and faith without hypocrisy; to not commit murder, adultery, lying, stealing, or coveting anything that is our neighbor's, and honoring our parents; Jesus said, "This do, and you shall live."
  • Jedonai
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
    This is the will of God. Luke 10:27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Just ponder over it continually in your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide you.
  • Bruce
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
  • Steve morrow
    bruce ---1 peter 4:1for as much then as CHRIST hath suffered for us in the flesh arm yourselves likewise with the same mind for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin4:2that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of GOD 1 JOHN2:17AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY AND THE LUST THEREOF BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Bruce
    disciple: No one can keep the commandments! They show us how sinful we are, in need of a perfect Sacrifice. Hebrews 10:12/ Without The Blood of The Lamb,The Son of God,there is no Salvation. The Father will call: John 6:44/Forgiving 1John 1:9/Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11/You will be made new 2Corinthians5:17 you will know impossible not to know! We're Holy before Him because of JESUS
  • Irene123
    Eliz. barrenness wasn't an unfortunate circumstance; it was God's plan to bring forth John at that time. Why John 'n Jesus were born 6 mos. apart I don't know; God has His planned timing. I concur that Zach. 'n Eliz. were sad about no children, but they stayed with the Lord in spite of trials. And were they BLESSED!!! God is so GOOD - all the time - if we will just trust Him, with patience.

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