Luke 1:35

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angel answered and said vnto her, The holy Ghost shall come vpon thee, and the power of the Highest shall ouershadow thee. Therefore also that holy thing which shall bee borne of thee, shall bee called the sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the Son of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel in answer said to her, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will come to rest on you, and so that which will come to birth will be named holy, Son of God.
- Basic English Bible

And the angel answering said to her, [The] Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of [the] Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God.
- Darby Bible

And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the Highest will overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
- Webster's Bible

The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason your holy offspring will be called `the Son of God.'
- Weymouth Bible

The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God.
- World English Bible

And the aungel answeride, and seide to hir, The Hooly Goost schal come fro aboue in to thee, and the vertu of the Hiyeste schal ouerschadewe thee; and therfor that hooli thing that schal be borun of thee, schal be clepid the sone of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the messenger answering said to her, `The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also the holy-begotten thing shall be called Son of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:35


1:35 The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee - The power of God was put forth by the Holy Ghost, as the immediate Divine agent in this work: and so he exerted the power of the Highest as his own power, who together with the Father and the Son is the most high God. Therefore also - Not only as he is God from eternity, but on this account likewise he shall be called the Son of God.


Discussion for Luke 1:35

  • MockingBird for verse 35
    Mary believed what the angel told her. That is why she conceived. When we I hear the word of God and believe and act on it then I have conceived His word and His word will come to pass in my life. The power of the highest overshadows us and that Holy thing is His word . Awesome Grace that God would be mindfull of man .
  • Hector Vidal for verse 35
    The fact that the Holy Spirit Over came upon Mary and the power of the Most High overshadowed her and she became pregnant is the intriguing and amazing part in the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It had to be through the perfect seed of God himself for Jesus to be born. No human could meet that task. Only the power of God in Christ could defeat Satan and bring back the Creation to God in its perfection and holiness through Jesus.
  • Tim sweeney for verse 35
    A holy "thing", sounds unwieldy to me, but that is exactly what my old King James bible says, so I won't argue with it, especially since my salvation depends on it. Praise The Lord, holy is His Name.
  • Kenneth R. Korczak for verse 35
    I have some difficulty with the reference to Jesus Christ as a set"thing," albeit a holy thing .I did a Boolean search of the words "holy" and "thing", used in the same verse.I found no other verse in the Bible where Jesus is referred to as a holy thing . In some other bibles, Jesus is called theSon of God-not a thing.Shouldn't Jesus be called a holy child, the Son of God?
  • Ben Weaver for verse 35
    There are several modes of being God's son. Lu. 3:38 says "Adam was the son of God". He was God's created son and received his life from God. 1 Jn. 3:2 says "Beloved, now are we the sons of God", (adopted sons through "Christ, who is our life" Col. 3:4). Jesus is the only begotten Son of God because no other human mother ever conceived by a work of the Holy Spirit, without a human father. All descendants of Adam inherited the sin curse and passed it on to their children. As I see it, the only way God could have; adopted human children, is to by-pass the father role and to enter humanity to become a human mediator for us. Through the legal transaction of believing and confessing that God raised His Son Jesus from the dead for (me) anyone becomes God's son and heir along with Jesus(males and females alike). Awesome grace.

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