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

  • 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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