Luke 1:12

12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.

Luke 1:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
ESV
12 And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
NLT
12 Zechariah was shaken and overwhelmed with fear when he saw him.
MSG
12 Zachariah was paralyzed in fear.
CSB
12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear.

Luke 1:12 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:12

And when Zacharias saw him
The angel; he was troubled, and fear fell upon him; for such appearances of angels were not now so common as formerly: and when they were more usual, generally had such effects on the minds, even of good men; see ( Judges 6:22 ) ( Daniel 8:17 ) .

Luke 1:12 In-Context

10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.
11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.
12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.
14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Judges 6:22,23; Judges 13:22