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

  • 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.
  • Jack
    You need to read with understanding,2 cor.5-16,this was good for israel, this is who Luke is talking talking to check it. But not today believer--1 cor 15-1:4,then romans 15:25-26,2peter 3:15-16, ITS Paul's gospel we need-romans 15:4.

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