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 they were both 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.

King James Bible
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

New King James Version
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.

New American Standard Bible
And yet they had no child, because Elizabeth was infertile, and they were both advanced in years.

NASB 1995
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

NASB 1977
And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

Amplified Bible
But they were childless, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both far advanced in years.

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

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

American Standard Version
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well 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.

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

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.

International Standard Version
They had no children because Elizabeth was barren and because both of them were getting old.

Literal Standard Version
and they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 they were both 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

they
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

because
καθότι (kathoti)
Adverb
Strong's 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 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 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 4723: Barren. A contraction from stereos; 'sterile'.

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

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

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.

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

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.

years.
ἡμέραις (hēmerais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.


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