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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 2

  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • 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.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace
  • 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...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.

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