Luke 1:36

“And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceiued a sonne in her old age, and this is the sixt moneth with her, who was called barren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even now Elisabeth, who is of your family, is to be a mother, though she is old: and this is the sixth month with her who was without children.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her that was called barren:
- Darby Bible

And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren:
- Webster's Bible

And see, your relative Elizabeth--she also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
- World English Bible

And lo! Elizabeth, thi cosyn, and sche also hath conceyued a sone in hir eelde, and this moneth is the sixte to hir that is clepid bareyn;
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, Elisabeth, thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her who was called barren;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:36


1:36 And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth - Though Elisabeth was of the house of Aaron, and Mary of the house of David, by the fathers side, they might be related by their mothers. For the law only forbad heiresses marrying into another tribe. And so other persons continually intermarried; particularly the families of David and of Levi.


Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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?
  • Brians
    guys we are able to keep God's commands
  • Ray321
    Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth ? I tell you , Nay; but rather division. Luke12:51. Jesus will separate the bad from the good. Jesus wants no part of evil . I really understand that verse.
  • 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 hast been instructed." I found something very interesting in Josephus; where he says that after Joseph Caiaphas, Jonathan became High Priest; and after Jonathan, his brother Theophilus.

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