Luke 1:27

“To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To a virgine espoused to a man whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, and the virgins name was Marie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To a virgin who was to be married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.
- Basic English Bible

to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name [was] Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary.
- Darby Bible

To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- Webster's Bible

to a maiden betrothed to a man of the name of Joseph, a descendant of David. The maiden's name was Mary.
- Weymouth Bible

to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
- World English Bible

to a maidyn, weddid to a man, whos name was Joseph, of the hous of Dauid; and the name of the maidun was Marie.
- Wycliffe Bible

to a virgin, betrothed to a man, whose name [is] Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin [is] Mary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:27


1:27 Espoused - It was customary among the Jews, for persons that married to contract before witnesses some time before. And as Christ was to be born of a pure virgin, so the wisdom of God ordered it to be of one espoused, that to prevent reproach he might have a reputed father, according to the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:27


Lu 1:27 To a virgin. She was espoused; that is, formally engaged to Joseph, but not yet married. Compare with Mt 1:18-25.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Eze Harstin
    Luke talked about the possibilities in believing God even in times of seemingly imposible situations.The couple who walked with God,Elizabeth and Zachariah were visited by angel.He also assured,us of our continuity to serve God all the days of our lives since God has delivered us from our enemies.We should not only rejoice because the devil is subject unto us but our names are written in heaven.
  • 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
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.

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