New American Standard Bible
Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service before God in the order of his course,
World English Bible
Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division,
Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, in the order of his course before God,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Before God - In the temple, where God dwelt by the symbols of His presence. The temple was regarded by the Jews as the "house" or dwelling of God; and in the "first" temple there was, in the most holy place, a "cloud" called the Shechinah, or a visible sign of the presence of God. It was thus "before God" that Zechariah offered incense.
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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1 Chronicles 24:19
These were their offices for their ministry when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
2 Chronicles 8:14
Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their duties of praise and ministering before the priests according to the daily rule, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David the man of God had so commanded.
2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites by their divisions, each according to his service, both the priests and the Levites, for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister and to give thanks and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
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