Luke 1:12
New International Version
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.

New Living Translation
Zechariah was shaken and overwhelmed with fear when he saw him.

English Standard Version
And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Berean Study Bible
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and gripped with fear.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen him, Zechariah was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

King James Bible
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

New King James Version
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

New American Standard Bible
Zechariah was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.

NASB 1995
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.

NASB 1977
And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear gripped him.

Amplified Bible
When Zacharias saw the angel, he was troubled and overcome with fear.

Christian Standard Bible
When Zechariah saw him, he was terrified and overcome with fear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear.

American Standard Version
And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him , and fear fell upon him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him and dread fell upon him.

Contemporary English Version
Zechariah was confused and afraid when he saw the angel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Zachary seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

English Revised Version
And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Good News Translation
When Zechariah saw him, he was alarmed and felt afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zechariah was troubled and overcome with fear.

International Standard Version
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled, and fear overwhelmed him.

Literal Standard Version
and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him;

NET Bible
And Zechariah, visibly shaken when he saw the angel, was seized with fear.

New Heart English Bible
Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Weymouth New Testament
and Zechariah on seeing him was agitated and terrified.

World English Bible
Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
11Just then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and gripped with fear. 13But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John.…

Cross References
Luke 1:29
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

Luke 2:9
Just then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him.

he.

Luke 1:29
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Luke 2:9,10
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid…

Judges 6:22
And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.









(12) He was troubled.--It lies in the nature of the case that during all the long years of Zachariah's ministration, he had seen no such manifestation. As far as we may reason from the analogy of other angelic appearances, the outward form was that of a "young man clothed in white linen," or in "bright apparel" (Matthew 28:3; Mark 16:5)--a kind of transfigured Levite, as One greater than the angels, when he manifested himself amid the imagery of the Temple, appeared as in the garments of a glorified priesthood (Revelation 1:13).

Verse 12. - He was troubled. This was ever the first effect produced by the sight of a spirit-visitant.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Zechariah
Ζαχαρίας (Zacharias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2197: Of Hebrew origin; Zacharias, the name of two Israelites.

saw [him],
ἰδών (idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

he was startled
ἐταράχθη (etarachthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5015: To disturb, agitate, stir up, trouble. Of uncertain affinity; to stir or agitate.

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

overcome
ἐπέπεσεν (epepesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1968: To fall upon, press upon, light upon, come over. From epi and pipto; to embrace or seize.

with fear.
φόβος (phobos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.


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