Luke 1:38

“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Marie said, Behold the handmaide of the Lord, be it vnto me according to thy word: and the Angel departed from her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary said: I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say. And the angel went away.
- Basic English Bible

And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of [the] Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- Darby Bible

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Lord's maidservant, Mary replied; "may it be with me in accordance with your words!" And then the angel left her.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.
- World English Bible

And Marie seide, Lo! the handmaydyn of the Lord; be it don to me aftir thi word. And the aungel departide fro hir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary said, `Lo, the maid-servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to thy saying,' and the messenger went away from her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:38


1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord - It is not improbable, that this time of the virgin's humble faith, consent, and expectation, might be the very time of her conceiving.


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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