Luke 1:15

“For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shal drinke neither wine, nor strong drinke, and he shall bee filled with the holy Ghost, euen from his mothers wombe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he will be great in the eyes of the Lord; he will not take wine or strong drink; and he will be full of the Spirit of God from his birth.
- Basic English Bible

For he shall be great before [the] Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with [the] Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
- Darby Bible

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
- Webster's Bible

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.
- Weymouth Bible

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
- World English Bible

For he schal be greet bifor the Lord, and he schal not drynke wyn and sidir, and he schal be fulfillid with the Hooli Goost yit of his modir wombe.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and strong drink he may not drink, and of the Holy Spirit he shall be full, even from his mother's womb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:15


1:15 He shall be great before the Lord - God the Father: of the Holy Ghost and the Son of God mention is made immediately after. And shall drink neither wine nor strong drink - Shall be exemplary for abstemiousness and self - denial; and so much the more filled with the Holy Ghost.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:15


Lu 1:15 Shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. No kind of intoxicant. Like the Nazarites (Nu 6:3).

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    "..it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS

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