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

New Living Translation
They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old.

English Standard Version
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.

Berean Study Bible
But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both of them were well along in years.

Berean Literal Bible
And to them there was no child, inasmuch as Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their years.

New American Standard Bible
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

King James Bible
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they had no children because Elizabeth could not conceive, and both of them were well along in years.

International Standard Version
They had no children because Elizabeth was barren and because both of them were getting old.

NET Bible
But they did not have a child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both very old.

New Heart English Bible
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they did not have a son, because Elizabeth was infertile, and both of them were advanced in their days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, they never had any children because Elizabeth couldn't become pregnant. Both of them were too old to have children.

New American Standard 1977
And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had no child because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years.

King James 2000 Bible
And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years.

American King James Version
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

American Standard Version
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.

Darby Bible Translation
And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

English Revised Version
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they had no child, because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were far advanced in years.

Weymouth New Testament
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life.

World English Bible
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.

Young's Literal Translation
and they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:5-25 The father and mother of John the Baptist were sinners as all are, and were justified and saved in the same way as others; but they were eminent for piety and integrity. They had no children, and it could not be expected that Elisabeth should have any in her old age. While Zacharias was burning incense in the temple, the whole multitude of the people were praying without. All the prayers we offer up to God, are acceptable and successful only by Christ's intercession in the temple of God above. We cannot expect an interest therein if we do not pray, and pray with our spirits, and are not earnest in prayer. Nor can we expect that the best of our prayers should gain acceptance, and bring an answer of peace, but through the mediation of Christ, who ever lives, making intercession. The prayers Zacharias often made, received an answer of peace. Prayers of faith are filed in heaven, and are not forgotten. Prayers made when we were young and entering into the world, may be answered when we are old and going out of the world. Mercies are doubly sweet that are given in answer to prayer. Zacharias shall have a son in his old age, who shall be instrumental in the conversion of many souls to God, and preparing them to receive the gospel of Christ. He shall go before Him with courage, zeal, holiness, and a mind dead to earthly interests and pleasures. The disobedient and rebellious would be brought back to the wisdom of their righteous forefathers, or rather, brought to attend to the wisdom of that Just One who was coming among them. Zacharias heard all that the angel said; but his unbelief spake. In striking him dumb, God dealt justly with him, because he had objected against God's word. We may admire the patience of God towards us. God dealt kindly with him, for thus he prevented his speaking any more distrustful, unbelieving words. Thus also God confirmed his faith. If by the rebukes we are under for our sin, we are brought to give the more credit to the word of God, we have no reason to complain. Even real believers are apt to dishonour God by unbelief; and their mouths are stopped in silence and confusion, when otherwise they would have been praising God with joy and gratitude. In God's gracious dealings with us we ought to observe his gracious regards to us. He has looked on us with compassion and favour, and therefore has thus dealt with us.
Study Bible
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
6They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord. 7But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both of them were well along in years. 8One day while Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,…
Cross References
Luke 1:5
In the time of Herod king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah, and whose wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Aaron.

Luke 1:6
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord.

Luke 1:8
One day while Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
Treasury of Scripture

And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

they had.

Genesis 15:2,3 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, …

Genesis 16:1,2 Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had an handmaid, …

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: …

Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied …

Judges 13:2,3 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, …

1 Samuel 1:2,5-8 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name …

well.

Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, …

Genesis 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased …

1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him …

2 Kings 4:14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, …

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, …

Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, …

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