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Luke 1:8

    Luke 1:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now it came about that in his turn he was acting as priest before God,

    Webster's Revision

    Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

    World English Bible

    Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:8

    Before God - In the temple, where God used to manifest his presence, though long before this time he had forsaken it; yet, on this important occasion, the angel of his presence had visited it.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:8

    Before God - In the temple, where God dwelt by the symbols of His presence. The temple was regarded by the Jews as the "house" or dwelling of God; and in the "first" temple there was, in the most holy place, a "cloud" called the Shechinah, or a visible sign of the presence of God. It was thus "before God" that Zechariah offered incense.
    Book: Luke