Luke 2:36
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English Standard Version
And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin,

King James Bible
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

American Standard Version
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity.

English Revised Version
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

Weymouth New Testament
There was also Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, belonging to the tribe of Asher. She was of a very great age, having had after her maidenhood seven years of married life,

Luke 2:36 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A prophetess (προφῆτις)

Only here and Revelation 2:20.

Asher

That tribe was celebrated in tradition for the beauty of its women, and their fitness to be wedded to high-priests or kings.

Of great age (προβεβηκυῖα ἐν ἡμέραις πολλαῖς)

Lit., advanced in many days.

Luke 2:36 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a prophetess.

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand...

Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

2 Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went to Huldah the prophetess...

Acts 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I would not have you ignorant.

Aser.

Genesis 30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

Asher.

Revelation 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand...

she.

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn comes in in his season.

Psalm 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

Cross References
Joshua 19:24
The fifth lot came out for the tribe of the people of Asher according to their clans.

1 Samuel 1:2
He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

Ezekiel 13:17
"And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them

Luke 2:35
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

Luke 2:38
And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Acts 21:9
He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied.

1 Corinthians 11:5
but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

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