Luke 1:7
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
But they did not have children. Elizabeth could not have any, and both Zechariah and Elizabeth were already old.

Good News Translation
They had no children because Elizabeth could not have any, and she and Zechariah were both very old.

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.
Study Bible
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
6Both 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 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
Both of them were 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 wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? …

Genesis 16:1,2
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar…

Genesis 25:21
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

well.

Genesis 17:17
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

Genesis 18:11
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

1 Kings 1:1
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.







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

they
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

had
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.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

children,
τέκνον (teknon)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

because
καθότι (kathoti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2530: From kata; and hos and tis; according to which certain thing, i.e. As far as.

Elizabeth
Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1665: Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptizer. Of Hebrew origin; Elisabet, an Israelitess.

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.

barren,
στεῖρα (steira)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4723: Barren. A contraction from stereos; 'sterile'.

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

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

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

well along
προβεβηκότες (probebēkotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4260: To go forward, advance. From pro and the base of basis; to walk forward, i.e. Advance.

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

years.
ἡμέραις (hēmerais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.
(7) Well stricken in years.--Literally, far advanced in their days.

Verse 7. - And they had no child. This, as is well known, was a heavy calamity in a Hebrew home. In the childless house there was no hope of the long looked-for Messiah being born in it. It was not unfrequently looked on as a mark of the Divine displeasure, possibly as the punishment of some grave sin. 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.
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