Luke 1:32

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He shall be great, and shall be called the sonne of the Highest, and the Lord God shall giue vnto him the throne of his father Dauid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will be great, and will be named the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his father:
- Basic English Bible

*He* shall be great, and shall be called Son of [the] Highest; and [the] Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father;
- Darby Bible

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David.
- Webster's Bible

He will be great and He will be called `Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David;
- Weymouth Bible

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David,
- World English Bible

This schal be greet, and he schal be clepid the sone of the Hiyeste; and the Lord God schal yeue to hym the seete of Dauid, his fadir, and he schal regne in the hous of Jacob with outen ende,
- Wycliffe Bible

he shall be great, and Son of the Highest he shall be called, and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:32


1:32 He shall be called the Son of the Highest - In this respect also: and that in a more eminent sense than any, either man or angel, can be called so. The Lord shall give him the throne of his father David - That is, the spiritual kingdom, of which David's was a type.


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

Bible Options