Luke 2:26

“And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it was reuealed vnto him by the holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seene the Lords Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had knowledge, through the Holy Spirit, that he would not see death till he had seen the Lord's Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And it was divinely communicated to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he should see [the] Lord's Christ.
- Darby Bible

And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
- Webster's Bible

To him it had been revealed by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death until he had seen the Lord's Anointed One.
- Weymouth Bible

It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
- World English Bible

And he hadde takun an answere of the Hooli Goost, that he schulde not se deeth, but he sawy first the Crist of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

and it hath been divinely told him by the Holy Spirit -- not to see death before he may see the Christ of the Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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