Luke 1:6
New International Version
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.

New Living Translation
Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations.

English Standard Version
And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were both righteous before God, walking blameless in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.

King James Bible
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

New King James Version
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

New American Standard Bible
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

NASB 1995
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

NASB 1977
And they were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Amplified Bible
They both were righteous (approved) in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.

American Standard Version
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Both of them were righteous before God, and they were walking in all the commandments and in the judgments of THE LORD JEHOVAH without reproa

Contemporary English Version
Both of them were good people and pleased the Lord God by obeying all that he had commanded.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.

English Revised Version
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Good News Translation
They both lived good lives in God's sight and obeyed fully all the Lord's laws and commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zechariah and Elizabeth had God's approval. They followed all the Lord's commands and regulations perfectly.

International Standard Version
Both of them were righteous before God, having lived blamelessly according to all of the commandments and regulations of the Lord.

Literal Standard Version
and they were both righteous before God, going on in all the commands and righteousnesses of the LORD blameless,

NET Bible
They were both righteous in the sight of God, following all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.

New Heart English Bible
They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.

World English Bible
They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were both righteous before God, going on in all the commands and righteousnesses of the Lord blameless,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
5In 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. 6 Both of them were 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 they were both well along in years.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:1
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.

Deuteronomy 5:33
You must walk in all the ways that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.

1 Kings 15:5
For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not turned aside from anything the LORD commanded all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

Luke 1:7
But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well along in years.

Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Acts 2:25
David says about Him: 'I saw the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Acts 8:21
You have no part or share in our ministry, because your heart is not right before God.


Treasury of Scripture

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

righteous.

Luke 16:15
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Genesis 6:9
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 7:1
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

walking.

1 Kings 9:4
And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

2 Kings 20:3
I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Psalm 119:6
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

blameless.

Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Colossians 1:22
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

1 Thessalonians 3:13
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.









(6) Commandments and ordinances.--The former word covered all the moral laws of the Pentateuch, the latter (as in Hebrews 9:1), its outward and ceremonial rules.

Verse 6. - And they were both righteous before God. "One of the oldest terms of high praise among the Jews (Genesis 6:9; Genesis 7:1; Genesis 18:23-28; Ezekiel 18:5-9, etc.). It is used also of Joseph (Matthew 1:19), and is defined in the following words in the most technical sense of strict legal observance, which it had acquired since the days of Maccabees. The true Jashar (upright man) was the ideal Jew. Thus Rashi calls the Book of Genesis 'The book of the upright, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob '" (Farrar).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

both
ἀμφότεροι (amphoteroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 297: Both (of two). Comparative of amphi; both.

righteous
δίκαιοι (dikaioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

in the sight of
ἐναντίον (enantion)
Preposition
Strong's 1726: Before, in the presence of, in the eyes of. Neuter of enantios; in the presence of.

God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

walking
πορευόμενοι (poreuomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

blamelessly
ἄμεμπτοι (amemptoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 273: Blameless, free from fault or defect. Irreproachable.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
πάσαις (pasais)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

commandments
ἐντολαῖς (entolais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

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

decrees
δικαιώμασιν (dikaiōmasin)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1345: From dikaioo; an equitable deed; by implication, a statute or decision.

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

Lord.
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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