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

  • 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
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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