Luke 2:24

“And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the Law of the Lord, a paire of turtle doues, or two yong pigeons.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to make an offering, as it is ordered in the law of the Lord, of two doves or other young birds.
- Basic English Bible

and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of [the] Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.
- Darby Bible

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.
- Webster's Bible

And they also offered a sacrifice as commanded in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons."
- Weymouth Bible

and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
- World English Bible

aftir that it is seid in the lawe of the Lord, A peire of turturis, or twei culuer briddis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to give a sacrifice, according to that said in the Law of the Lord, `A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:24


2:24 A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons - This offering sufficed for the poor. #Lev 12:8|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:24


Lu 2:24 To offer a sacrifice. The law required a lamb for a burnt offering and a pigeon or turtle-dove for a sin offering, but in the case of the poor one of these birds might be substituted for the lamb, "and the priest shall made atonement for her and she shall be clean" (Le 12:6-8). The fact that Joseph and Mary brought a pair of birds instead of a lamb shows that they were very poor. The gifts of the wise men were after this.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BettyG
    To Lillian; That's a beautiful comment
  • Bruce
    Bruce?: Do you have a Nativity Scene to Show Others what it's all about? Everyday is a Good Day to Tell Others about His Birth.Preach The Good News! No man can come to Christ except---John 6:44 / If we confess Our Sins, He is Faithful-- to Forgive-- 1 John 1:9 / Washed in His Blood Revelation 1:5 / He will Baptist you with The Holy Ghost-Mark 1:8 / You will be Changed--2Corinthians 5:17
  • Bruce
    Glory to God for sending His own Son (God incarnate) to be born of a virgin and to die for us on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins. What a Saviour! I have not observed Christmas for over thirty years because I believe that mixing pagan tradition with His holy birth dishonors my Saviour. If God wanted us to observe Jesus' birth would He not have revealed this to us in His Word?
  • Lilian
    GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON THIS EARTH PEACE AND GOOD TOWARDS MEN PRAISE YOU ABBA FATHER FOR GIVING JESUS TO US PEACE AND LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR US AND BY HIS BLOOD WE HAVE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S GOODNESS AND MERCY THAT ALWAYS FOLLOWING ME AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:20 NAY BUT O MAN WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST GOD SHALL THE THING FORMED SAY TO HIM THAT FORMED IT WHY HAST THOU MADE ME THUS --9:22-- WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONGSUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 11:5 THE LORD TRIETH THE RIGHTEOUS BUT THE WICKED AND HIM THAT --LOVETH VIOLENCE-- HIS SOUL HATEH LUKE 3:14 AND THE SOLDIERS LIKEWISE DEMANDED OF HIM SAYING AND WHAT SHALL WE DO AND HE SAID UNTO THEM --DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN-- NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS AS DOVES-- HEBREWS 7:26 FOR SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST BECAME US WHO IS HOLY --HARMLESS--UNDEFILED SEPARATE FROM SINNERS AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET --NONE OF YOU-- SUFFER AS A MURDERER OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER --- OR AS A BUSYBODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS PROVERBS 10:11 THE MOUTH OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A WELL OF LIFE BUT VIOLENCE COVERETH THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED

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