Luke 1:23
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English Standard Version
And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed unto his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, after the days of his office were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed unto his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

Weymouth New Testament
When his days of service were at an end, he went to his home;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ministration (λειτουργίας)

From λεῖτος, belonging to the people, public, and ἔργον, a work. Hence service of the state in a public office. Trench observes that "when the Christian Church was forming its terminology, which it did partly by shaping new words, and partly by elevating old ones to higher than their previous uses, of the latter it more readily adopted those before employed in civil and political life, than such as had played their part in religious matters." Hence it adopted this word, already in use in the Septuagint, as the constant word for performing priestly and ministerial functions; and so in the New Testament of the ministry of the apostles, prophets, and teachers.

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2 Kings 11:5-7 And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that you shall do...

1 Chronicles 9:25 And their brothers, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

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Luke 1:22
And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute.

Luke 1:24
After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying,

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