Luke 1:10
New International Version
And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.

New Living Translation
While the incense was being burned, a great crowd stood outside, praying.

English Standard Version
And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.

Berean Study Bible
And at the hour of the incense offering, the whole congregation was praying outside.

Berean Literal Bible
And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of the incense.

New American Standard Bible
And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.

New King James Version
And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.

King James Bible
And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

Christian Standard Bible
At the hour of incense the whole assembly of the people was praying outside.

Contemporary English Version
while the people stood outside praying.

Good News Translation
while the crowd of people outside prayed during the hour when the incense was burned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the hour of incense the whole assembly of the people was praying outside.

International Standard Version
And the entire congregation of people was praying outside at the time when the incense was burned.

NET Bible
Now the whole crowd of people were praying outside at the hour of the incense offering.

New Heart English Bible
And the whole crowd of people were praying outside at the hour of incense.

A Faithful Version
And all the multitude of the people outside were praying at the hour of the burning of incense.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the crowds of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the people were praying outside while he was burning incense.

New American Standard 1977
And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.

King James 2000 Bible
And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.

American King James Version
And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

American Standard Version
And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the multitude of the people was praying without, at the hour of incense.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.

English Revised Version
And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.

Weymouth New Testament
and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.

World English Bible
The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the multitude of the people were praying without, at the hour of the perfume.
Study Bible
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
9he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10And at the hour of the incense offering, the whole congregation was praying outside. 11Just then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.…
Cross References
Leviticus 16:17
No one may be in the Tent of Meeting from the time Aaron goes in to make atonement in the Most Holy Place until he leaves, after he has made atonement for himself, his household, and the whole assembly of Israel.

Numbers 7:50
one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense;

Psalm 141:2
May my prayer be set before You like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering.

Ezekiel 46:3
On the Sabbaths and New Moons the people of the land are also to bow in worship before the LORD at the entrance to that gateway.

Treasury of Scripture

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

Leviticus 16:17
And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.

Hebrews 4:14
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:









Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

at the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hour
ὥρᾳ (hōra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

incense offering,
θυμιάματος (thymiamatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2368: Incense. From thumiao; an aroma, i.e. Fragrant powder burnt in religious service; by implication, the burning itself.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

entire
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

congregation
πλῆθος (plēthos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4128: A multitude, crowd, great number, assemblage. From pletho; a fulness, i.e. A large number, throng, populace.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

praying
προσευχόμενον (proseuchomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

outside.
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.
(10) The whole multitude.--Knowing as we do from this Gospel, what hopes were cherished by devout hearts at this time, we may well believe that the prayers of the people, no less than those of the priest, turned towards the manifestation of the kingdom of God. In that crowd, we may well believe, were the aged Simeon (Luke 2:25), and Anna the prophetess (Luke 2:36), and many others who waited for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:38). What followed was, on this view, an answer to their prayers.

Verse 10. - And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. This would indicate that the day in question was a sabbath or some high day. Dean Plumptre suggests that, lost among that praying crowd, were, "we may well believe, the aged Simeon (Luke 2:25) and Anna the prophetess (Luke 2:36), and many others who waited for redemption in Jerusalem."
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