Luke 1:48

“For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from hencefoorth all generations shall call me blessed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
- Basic English Bible

For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- Darby Bible

For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
- Webster's Bible

Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy,
- Weymouth Bible

for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
- World English Bible

For he hath biholdun the mekenesse of his handmaidun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:48


Lu 1:48 Call me blessed. Pronounce me highly favored, or happy in being the mother of the Messiah. Abraham was blessed in being the father of the faithful; Paul in being the apostle to the Gentiles; Peter in first preaching the gospel to them; but who would think of worshiping or praying to Abraham, Paul, or Peter?

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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