Luke 1:34

“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said Marie vnto the Angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary said to the angel, How may this be, because I have had no knowledge of a man?
- Basic English Bible

But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man?
- Darby Bible

Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- Webster's Bible

How can this be, Mary replied, "seeing that I have no husband?"
- Weymouth Bible

Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?"
- World English Bible

And Marie seide to the aungel, On what maner schal this thing be doon, for Y knowe not man?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary said unto the messenger, `How shall this be, seeing a husband I do not know?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    Kevin: Yes, Read Chapter 3.
  • Kevin
    Would Zacharias and Elisabeth's son grow up to be known as John, the Baptist?

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