Luke 1:48

“For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from hencefoorth all generations shall call me blessed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
- Basic English Bible

For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- Darby Bible

For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
- Webster's Bible

Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy,
- Weymouth Bible

for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
- World English Bible

For he hath biholdun the mekenesse of his handmaidun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:48


Lu 1:48 Call me blessed. Pronounce me highly favored, or happy in being the mother of the Messiah. Abraham was blessed in being the father of the faithful; Paul in being the apostle to the Gentiles; Peter in first preaching the gospel to them; but who would think of worshiping or praying to Abraham, Paul, or Peter?

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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