Luke 1:32

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He shall be great, and shall be called the sonne of the Highest, and the Lord God shall giue vnto him the throne of his father Dauid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will be great, and will be named the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his father:
- Basic English Bible

*He* shall be great, and shall be called Son of [the] Highest; and [the] Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father;
- Darby Bible

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David.
- Webster's Bible

He will be great and He will be called `Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David;
- Weymouth Bible

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David,
- World English Bible

This schal be greet, and he schal be clepid the sone of the Hiyeste; and the Lord God schal yeue to hym the seete of Dauid, his fadir, and he schal regne in the hous of Jacob with outen ende,
- Wycliffe Bible

he shall be great, and Son of the Highest he shall be called, and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:32


1:32 He shall be called the Son of the Highest - In this respect also: and that in a more eminent sense than any, either man or angel, can be called so. The Lord shall give him the throne of his father David - That is, the spiritual kingdom, of which David's was a type.


Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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.
  • 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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