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

  • 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 also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • 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
  • 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

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