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

  • 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
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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