Luke 1:34

“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said Marie vnto the Angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary said to the angel, How may this be, because I have had no knowledge of a man?
- Basic English Bible

But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man?
- Darby Bible

Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- Webster's Bible

How can this be, Mary replied, "seeing that I have no husband?"
- Weymouth Bible

Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?"
- World English Bible

And Marie seide to the aungel, On what maner schal this thing be doon, for Y knowe not man?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary said unto the messenger, `How shall this be, seeing a husband I do not know?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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