Luke 1:25

“Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the dayes wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproch among men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked {with favor} upon {me,} to take away my disgrace among men."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus hath the Lord done unto me in the days wherein he looked upon `me', to take away my reproach among men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord has done this to me, for his eyes were on me, to take away my shame in the eyes of men.
- Basic English Bible

Thus has [the] Lord done to me in [these] days in which he looked upon [me] to take away my reproach among men.
- Darby Bible

Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
- Webster's Bible

Thus has the Lord dealt with me, she said, "now that He has graciously taken away my reproach among men."
- Weymouth Bible

Thus has the Lord done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach among men.
- World English Bible

For so the Lord dide to me in the daies, in whiche he bihelde, to take awei my repreef among men.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Thus hath the Lord done to me, in days in which He looked upon [me], to take away my reproach among men.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:25


1:25 He looked upon me to take away my reproach - Barrenness was a great reproach among the Jews. Because fruitfulness was promised to the righteous.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:25


Lu 1:25 To take away my reproach. To be childless was regarded a great calamity in Israel. Compare Ge 16:1-3 30:1.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • FINDLAY
    I WAS TRULY BLESS BY YR WORD TODAY.
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.

Bible Options