New International Version
Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Before God - In the temple, where God used to manifest his presence, though long before this time he had forsaken it; yet, on this important occasion, the angel of his presence had visited it.
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He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this …
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1 Chronicles 24:19
This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the LORD, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
2 Chronicles 8:14
In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties, and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day's requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.
2 Chronicles 31:2
Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions--each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites--to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD's dwelling.
But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
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