Luke 1:55

“As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As he gave his word to our fathers.
- Basic English Bible

(as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
- Darby Bible

As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
- Webster's Bible

In fulfillment of His promises to our forefathers--For Abraham and his posterity for ever."
- Weymouth Bible

As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
- World English Bible

as he hath spokun to oure fadris, to Abraham and to his seed, in to worldis.
- Wycliffe Bible

As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:55

1:55 To his seed - His spiritual seed: all true believers.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:55

Lu 1:55 To Abraham. See Ge 12:1-3 13:14-17 15:5. And to his seed. The seed promised to Abraham was to be a blessing to the whole world. Compare the hymn of Hannah (1Sa 2:1).

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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