Luke 1:56

“And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Mary abode with her about three moneths, and returned to her owne house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Mary stayed with her about three months, and {then} returned to her home.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned unto her house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary was with her for about three months and then went back to her house.
- Basic English Bible

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.
- Darby Bible

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
- Webster's Bible

So Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned home.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.
- World English Bible

And Marie dwellide with hir, as it were thre monethis, and turnede ayen in to hir hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary remained with her about three months, and turned back to her house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:56


1:56 Mary returned to her own house - And thence soon after to Bethlehem.


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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