Luke 1:18
Good News Translation
Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know if this is so? I am an old man, and my wife is old also."

Contemporary English Version
Zechariah said to the angel, "How will I know this is going to happen? My wife and I are both very old."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.

New American Bible
Then Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.

Whereby.

Luke 1:34 And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?

Genesis 15:8 But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?

Genesis 17:17 Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, saying in his heart: Shall a son, thinkest thou, be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sara that is ninety years old bring forth?

Genesis 18:12 And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old, and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?

Judges 6:36-40 And Gedeon said to God: If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said, . . .

Isaiah 38:22 And Ezechias had said: What shall be the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?

for.

Luke 1:7 And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren: and they both were well advanced in years.

Numbers 11:21-23 And Moses said: There are six hundred thousand footmen of this people, and sayest thou: I will give them flesh to eat a whole month? . . .

2 Kings 7:2 Then one of the lords, upon whose hand the king leaned, answering the man of God, said: If the Lord should make flood-gates in heaven, can that possibly be which thou sayest? And he said: Thou shalt see it with thy eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

Romans 4:19 And he was not weak in faith. Neither did he consider his own body, now dead (whereas he was almost an hundred years old), nor the dead womb of Sara.

Context
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people. 18And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years. 19And the angel answering, said to him: I am Gabriel, who stand before God and am sent to speak to thee and to bring thee these good tidings.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:8
But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?

Genesis 17:17
Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, saying in his heart: Shall a son, thinkest thou, be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sara that is ninety years old bring forth?

Genesis 18:12
And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old, and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?

Additional Translations
“How can I be sure of this?” Zechariah asked the angel. “I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years.”

And Zechariah said to the angel, "By what will I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in her years."

And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

And Zacharias said to the angel, How shall I know this, for I am an old man, and my wife advanced in years?

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

And Zacharias said to the angel, By what shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife far advanced in years.

"By what proof," asked Zechariah, "shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far advanced in years."

Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."

And Zacharias said unto the messenger, 'Whereby shall I know this? for I am aged, and my wife is advanced in her days?'
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