Luke 1:55

“As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As he gave his word to our fathers.
- Basic English Bible

(as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
- Darby Bible

As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
- Webster's Bible

In fulfillment of His promises to our forefathers--For Abraham and his posterity for ever."
- Weymouth Bible

As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
- World English Bible

as he hath spokun to oure fadris, to Abraham and to his seed, in to worldis.
- Wycliffe Bible

As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:55


1:55 To his seed - His spiritual seed: all true believers.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:55


Lu 1:55 To Abraham. See Ge 12:1-3 13:14-17 15:5. And to his seed. The seed promised to Abraham was to be a blessing to the whole world. Compare the hymn of Hannah (1Sa 2:1).

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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