Luke 1:8
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New International Version
Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,

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

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service 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,

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, in the order of his course before God,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

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Exodus 28:1,41 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

Exodus 29:1,9,44 And this is the thing that you shall do to them to hallow them, to minister to me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock...

Exodus 30:30 And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.

Numbers 18:7 Therefore you and your sons with you shall keep your priest's office for everything of the altar, and within the veil...

1 Chronicles 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

2 Chronicles 11:14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem...

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Luke 1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia...

1 Chronicles 24:19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner...

2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service...

2 Chronicles 31:2,19 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service...

Ezra 6:18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem...

Library
July 19 Morning
He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

March 24 Morning
Abraham believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.--GEN. 15:6. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him: but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Jesus Born the Son of God.
(Christmas Sermon.) "Glory to God in" the Highest, on earth peace; goodwill towards men. Amen." TEXT: LUKE i. 31, 32. "Behold, . . . thou shalt bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High." THESE were the words of promise spoken by the angel to Mary, that Ho whom she should bear should be called the Son of the Highest; and as this promise is after wards brought into direct connection with the statement that the power of the Highest
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

The Key-Note of a Choice Sonnet
But now, having introduced to you her magnificat, we will dwell upon these words, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and I do earnestly hope that many of us can adopt the language without being guilty of falsehood: we can as truly say as Mary did, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." If there are any of you present to-night who cannot say it, get to your chambers, fall upon your knees, and cry to the Lord to help you to do so; for as long as a man cannot magnify God he is not fit for heaven, where the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
1 Chronicles 24:19
This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the LORD, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.

2 Chronicles 8:14
In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties, and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day's requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.

2 Chronicles 31:2
Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions--each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites--to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD's dwelling.

Luke 1:7
But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.

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