Luke 1:56

“And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Mary abode with her about three moneths, and returned to her owne house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Mary stayed with her about three months, and {then} returned to her home.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned unto her house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mary was with her for about three months and then went back to her house.
- Basic English Bible

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.
- Darby Bible

And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
- Webster's Bible

So Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned home.
- Weymouth Bible

Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.
- World English Bible

And Marie dwellide with hir, as it were thre monethis, and turnede ayen in to hir hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Mary remained with her about three months, and turned back to her house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:56


1:56 Mary returned to her own house - And thence soon after to Bethlehem.


Discussion for Luke 1

  • BSP
    Verse 37: Mary was an excellent example of faith. She knew that with Jehovah God, nothing is impossible.
  • 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.

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