Luke 1:74

“That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That hee would grant vnto vs, that wee beeing deliuered out of the hands of our enemies, might serue him without feare,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies Should serve him without fear,
- American Standard Version (1901)

That we, being made free from the fear of those who are against us, might give him worship,
- Basic English Bible

to give us, that, saved out of the hand of our enemies, we should serve him without fear
- Darby Bible

That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
- Webster's Bible

To grant us to be rescued from the power of our foes And so render worship to Him free from fear,
- Weymouth Bible

to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,
- World English Bible

That we with out drede delyuered fro the hoond of oure enemyes,
- Wycliffe Bible

To give to us, without fear, Out of the hand of our enemies having been delivered,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:74

1:74 To serve him without fear - Without any slavish fear. Here is the substance of the great promise. That we shall be always holy, always happy: that being delivered from Satan and sin, from every uneasy and unholy temper, we shall joyfully love and serve God, in every thought, word, and work.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.

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