Luke 1:27

“To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To a virgine espoused to a man whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, and the virgins name was Marie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To a virgin who was to be married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.
- Basic English Bible

to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name [was] Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary.
- Darby Bible

To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- Webster's Bible

to a maiden betrothed to a man of the name of Joseph, a descendant of David. The maiden's name was Mary.
- Weymouth Bible

to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
- World English Bible

to a maidyn, weddid to a man, whos name was Joseph, of the hous of Dauid; and the name of the maidun was Marie.
- Wycliffe Bible

to a virgin, betrothed to a man, whose name [is] Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin [is] Mary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:27


1:27 Espoused - It was customary among the Jews, for persons that married to contract before witnesses some time before. And as Christ was to be born of a pure virgin, so the wisdom of God ordered it to be of one espoused, that to prevent reproach he might have a reputed father, according to the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:27


Lu 1:27 To a virgin. She was espoused; that is, formally engaged to Joseph, but not yet married. Compare with Mt 1:18-25.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • 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 ...............

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