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

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.

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