Luke 3:2

“Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Annas and Caiaphas being the high Priests, the word of God came vnto Iohn the sonne of Zacharias, in the wildernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in the highpriesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of the Lord came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the waste land.
- Basic English Bible

in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, [the] word of God came upon John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
- Darby Bible

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
- Webster's Bible

during the High-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the Desert.
- Weymouth Bible

in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
- World English Bible

vndir the princis of prestis Annas and Caifas, the word of the Lord was maad on Joon, the sone of Zacarie, in desert.
- Wycliffe Bible

Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests -- there came a word of God unto John the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 3:2


3:2 Annas being high priest, and Caiaphas - There could be but one high priest, strictly speaking, at once. Annas was the high priest at that time, and Caiaphas his sagan or deputy.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 3:2


Lu 3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests. The Jews recognized but one high priest, who held his office for life, but Annas was removed from the office by the Roman governor, Pilate, and his son-in-law, Caiaphas, appointed in his place. Hence, both were called high priests at the same time. The word of God came unto John. He was called to begin his work.

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