Luke 2:38

“And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And she comming in that instant, gaue thankes likewise vnto the Lord, and spake of him to al them that looked for redemption in Hierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At that very moment she came up and {began} giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And coming up at that time, she gave praise to God, talking of him to all those who were waiting for the freeing of Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

and she coming up the same hour gave praise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

And she coming in that instant, gave thanks likewise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

And coming up just at that moment, she gave thanks to God, and spoke about the child to all who were expecting the deliverance of Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.
- World English Bible

And this cam vpon hem in thilk our, and knoulechide to the Lord, and spak of hym to alle that abiden the redempcioun of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and she, at that hour, having come in, was confessing, likewise, to the Lord, and was speaking concerning him, to all those looking for redemption in Jerusalem.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:38


2:38 To all that were waiting for redemption - The sceptre flow appeared to he departing from Judah, though it was not actually gone: Daniel's weeks were plainly near their period. And the revival of the spirit of prophecy, together with the memorable occurrences relating to the birth of John the Baptist, and of Jesus, could not but encourage and quicken the expectation of pious persons at this time. Let the example of these aged saints animate those, whose hoary heads, like theirs, are a crown of glory, being found in the way of righteousness. Let those venerable lips, so soon to be silent in the grave, be now employed in the praises of their Redeemer. Let them labour to leave those behind, to whom Christ will be as precious as he has been to them; and who will be waiting for God's salvation, when they are gone to enjoy it.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:38


Luke 2:38 Spake of him. Of the Babe, she speaking by inspiration, and declaring that he was the promised child.

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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