Luke 1:38

“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Marie said, Behold the handmaide of the Lord, be it vnto me according to thy word: and the Angel departed from her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary said: I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say. And the angel went away.
- Basic English Bible

And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of [the] Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- Darby Bible

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Lord's maidservant, Mary replied; "may it be with me in accordance with your words!" And then the angel left her.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.
- World English Bible

And Marie seide, Lo! the handmaydyn of the Lord; be it don to me aftir thi word. And the aungel departide fro hir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary said, `Lo, the maid-servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to thy saying,' and the messenger went away from her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:38


1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord - It is not improbable, that this time of the virgin's humble faith, consent, and expectation, might be the very time of her conceiving.


Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • FINDLAY
    I WAS TRULY BLESS BY YR WORD TODAY.
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.

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