Luke 1:39

“And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Marie arose in those dayes, and went into the hill countrey with haste, into a citie of Iuda,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary arose in these days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Mary got up and went quickly into the high lands, to a town of Judah;
- Basic English Bible

And Mary, rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
- Darby Bible

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill-country with haste, into a city of Judah,
- Webster's Bible

Not long after this, Mary rose up and went in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah,
- World English Bible

And Marie roos vp in tho daies, and wente with haaste in to the mounteyns, in to a citee of Judee.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary having arisen in those days, went to the hill-country, with haste, to a city of Judea,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:39


1:39 A city of Judah - Probably Hebron, which was situated in the hill country of Judea, and belonged to the house of Aaron.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:39


Lu 1:39 Arose. In consequence of the angel's words. Went into the hill country. The central plateau of Judea, containing the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. Hebron was a Levitical city (Jos 21:11). Whether the city was Hebron, Juttah, or some other, is only conjecture.

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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