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

  • 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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