“And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:37 Fourscore and four years - These were the years of her life, not her widowhood only. Who departed not from the temple - Who attended there at all the stated hours of prayer. But served God with fastings and prayers - Even at that age. Night and day - That is, spending therein a considerable part of the night, as well as of the day.
Lu 2:37 A widow for fourscore and four years. She had passed seven years with a husband when young and then remained a widow until, at this time, she was eighty-four years old, devoting herself to a religious life. Departed not from the temple. Probably assigned, on account of her saintly character, a chamber in the temple.
And she was a widow of about fourescore and foure yeeres, which departed not from the Temple, but serued God with fastings and prayers night and day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day.
- American Standard Version (1901)
She had been a widow for eighty-four years); she was in the Temple at all times, worshipping with prayers and going without food, night and day.
- Basic English Bible
and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;
- Darby Bible
And she was a widow of about eighty four years, who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
- Webster's Bible
and then being a widow of eighty-four years. She was never absent from the Temple, but worshipped, by day and by night, with fasting and prayer.
- Weymouth Bible
and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.
- World English Bible
And this was a widewe to foure scoor yeer and foure; and sche departide not fro the temple, but seruyde to God nyyt and dai in fastyngis and preieris.
- Wycliffe Bible
and she [is] a widow of about eighty-four years, who did depart not from the temple, with fasts and supplications serving, night and day,
- Youngs Literal Bible