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

  • 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
  • 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.

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