Luke 1:8

8 When his division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,

Luke 1:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:8

And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's
To which he was called and ordained, even to offer gifts and sacrifices for men; whilst he was in the way of his duty, when oftentimes God appears to, and in favour of his people; whilst he was performing it,

before God;
in the temple, where was the symbol of the divine presence, before the altar of the Lord; and as having the fear of God before his eyes; considering himself as in the sight of God, and doing his work faithfully and sincerely:

in the order of his course;
taking his turn in the order of the course of Abia, to which he belonged; (See Gill on Luke 1:5).

Luke 1:8 In-Context

6 Both were righteous in God's sight, living without blame according to all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
7 But they had no children because Elizabeth could not conceive, and both of them were well along in years.
8 When his division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
9 it happened that he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense.
10 At the hour of incense the whole assembly of the people was praying outside.
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