Luke 1:78

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited vs,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us,
- Basic English Bible

on account of [the] bowels of mercy of our God; wherein [the] dayspring from on high has visited us,
- Darby Bible

Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
- Webster's Bible

Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us,
- Weymouth Bible

because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,
- World English Bible

bi the inwardnesse of the merci of oure God, in the whiche he spryngynge vp fro an hiy hath visitid vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

Through the tender mercies of our God, In which the rising from on high did look upon us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:78


1:78 The day spring - Or the rising sun; that is, Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:78


Lu 1:78 The dayspring. Christ is the "morning light", the "rising sun" (Mal 4:2). The gospel brings "light" with it (Joh 3:19).

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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