Luke 1:39

“And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Marie arose in those dayes, and went into the hill countrey with haste, into a citie of Iuda,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary arose in these days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Mary got up and went quickly into the high lands, to a town of Judah;
- Basic English Bible

And Mary, rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
- Darby Bible

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill-country with haste, into a city of Judah,
- Webster's Bible

Not long after this, Mary rose up and went in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah,
- World English Bible

And Marie roos vp in tho daies, and wente with haaste in to the mounteyns, in to a citee of Judee.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary having arisen in those days, went to the hill-country, with haste, to a city of Judea,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:39


1:39 A city of Judah - Probably Hebron, which was situated in the hill country of Judea, and belonged to the house of Aaron.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:39


Lu 1:39 Arose. In consequence of the angel's words. Went into the hill country. The central plateau of Judea, containing the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. Hebron was a Levitical city (Jos 21:11). Whether the city was Hebron, Juttah, or some other, is only conjecture.

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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