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

  • Jedonai
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
    This is the will of God. Luke 10:27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Just ponder over it continually in your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide you.
  • Bruce
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
  • Steve morrow
    bruce ---1 peter 4:1for as much then as CHRIST hath suffered for us in the flesh arm yourselves likewise with the same mind for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin4:2that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of GOD 1 JOHN2:17AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY AND THE LUST THEREOF BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Bruce
    disciple: No one can keep the commandments! They show us how sinful we are, in need of a perfect Sacrifice. Hebrews 10:12/ Without The Blood of The Lamb,The Son of God,there is no Salvation. The Father will call: John 6:44/Forgiving 1John 1:9/Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11/You will be made new 2Corinthians5:17 you will know impossible not to know! We're Holy before Him because of JESUS
  • Irene123
    Eliz. barrenness wasn't an unfortunate circumstance; it was God's plan to bring forth John at that time. Why John 'n Jesus were born 6 mos. apart I don't know; God has His planned timing. I concur that Zach. 'n Eliz. were sad about no children, but they stayed with the Lord in spite of trials. And were they BLESSED!!! God is so GOOD - all the time - if we will just trust Him, with patience.
  • 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!

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