Were dwelling (hsan katoikounte). Periphrastic imperfect active indicative. Usually katoikew means residence in a place ( 1 Corinthians 4:16 ; 1 Corinthians 7:24 ; 1 Corinthians 9:221 Corinthians 9:32 ) as in verse 1 Corinthians 14 ( Luke 13:4 ). Perhaps some had come to Jerusalem to live while others were here only temporarily, for the same word occurs in verse Luke 9 of those who dwell in Mesopotamia, etc. Devout (eulabei). Reverent (eu, well, lambanw, to take). See on "Lu 2:25" like Simeon waiting for the consolation of Israel or hoping to die and be buried in the Holy City and also Acts 8:2 .