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

  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • 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 have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • 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 ...............

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