Luke 1:20

“And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, thou shalt be dumbe, and not able to speake, vntill the day that these things shall bee performed, because thou beleeuest not my words, which shall bee fulfilled in their season.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, see, you will be without voice or language till the day when these things come about, because you had not faith in my words, which will have effect at the right time.
- Basic English Bible

and behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall take place, because thou hast not believed my words, the which shall be fulfilled in their time.
- Darby Bible

And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season.
- Webster's Bible

And now you will be dumb and unable to speak until the day when this has taken place; because you did not believe my words--words which will be fulfilled at their appointed time."
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
- World English Bible

And lo! thou schalt be doumbe, and thou schalt not mow speke til in to the dai, in which these thingis schulen be don; for thou hast not bileued to my wordis, whiche schulen be fulfillid in her tyme.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, thou shalt be silent, and not able to speak, till the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou didst not believe my words, that shall be fulfilled in their season.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:20


1:20 Thou shalt be dumb - The Greek word signifies deaf, as well as dumb: and it seems plain, that he was as unable to hear, as he was to speak; for his friends were obliged to make signs to him, that he might understand them, #Lu 1:62|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:20


Lu 1:20 Thou shalt be dumb. His power of speech taken away shall be a sign.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • BSP
    Nothing is impossible for God as verse 37 shows.
  • Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: "This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particularly in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
  • Lovetta St.John
    I like the chapter of Luke. It is very long but detailed in information. This was the beginning of Jesus the messiah being born. How could this scripture be anything but exciting. I love how God even gives the names of his disciples' and child. Because names have meanings. Luke is a powerful scripture and deep in meaning. It tells the story and everyone should read these chapters very slowly.
  • Mark verrell
    The HOLY SPIRIT MUST BE UPON ME BECAUSE I AM READING THESE WORDS,AND LEARNING,NOT ONLY HEARING.

    I CANNOT SAYING ANYTHING OF THE WORD OF GOD ONLY THAT IT CAN ONLY BE JUST AND TRUE AND SET DEEPER THAN ANY WORD SET IN STONE.PRAISE GOD MAY OTHERS FEEL AMD SEE THE GOOD OF THESE SCRIPTURES TODAY AND ALWAYS. ( I WONDER HOW MANY A MULTITUDE WAS IN THOSE DAYS) THE MULTITUDE STANDING OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE )
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • nothing is impossible with God! very true BUT, MAN IN LIFE CAN FAIL YOU BUT ALWAYS PUT YOUR TRUST ,FAITH AND GOD WILL ALWAYS SEE YOU THREW WHATEVER YOR PROMBLEM IS . GOD IS THE SOLUTION IN EVERYTHING.

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