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Luke 1:65

    Luke 1:65 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And fear came on all that dwelled round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And fear came on all those who were living round about them: and there was much talk about all these things in all the hill-country of Judaea.

    Webster's Revision

    And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

    World English Bible

    Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:65

    And fear came - Seeing what they might have thought a paralytic affection so suddenly and effectually healed. Φοβος - This word certainly means in several places, religious fear or reverence; and in this sense it is used Acts 9:31; Romans 3:18; Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 2:18; 1 Peter 3:2. The meaning of it here is plainly this: The inhabitants of Hebron and its environs, who were well acquainted with the circumstances of Zacharias and Elisabeth, perceived that God had in a remarkable manner visited them; and this begot in their minds a more than ordinary reverence for the Supreme Being. Thus the salvation of one often becomes an instrument of good to the souls of many. The inhabitants of this hill country seem to have been an open, honest-hearted, generous people; who were easily led to acknowledge the interposition of God, and to rejoice in the comfort and welfare of each other. The people of the country are more remarkable for these qualities than those in towns and cities. The latter, through that evil communication which corrupts good manners, are generally profligate, selfish, regardless of God, and inattentive to the operation of his hands.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:65

    And fear came ... - The word "fear" often denotes 'religious reverence.' The remarkable circumstances attending the birth of John, and the fact that Zechariah was suddenly restored to speech, convinced them that God was there, and filled their minds with awe and veneration.