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

  • 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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