Luke 1:78

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited vs,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us,
- Basic English Bible

on account of [the] bowels of mercy of our God; wherein [the] dayspring from on high has visited us,
- Darby Bible

Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
- Webster's Bible

Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us,
- Weymouth Bible

because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,
- World English Bible

bi the inwardnesse of the merci of oure God, in the whiche he spryngynge vp fro an hiy hath visitid vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

Through the tender mercies of our God, In which the rising from on high did look upon us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:78

1:78 The day spring - Or the rising sun; that is, Christ.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:78

Lu 1:78 The dayspring. Christ is the "morning light", the "rising sun" (Mal 4:2). The gospel brings "light" with it (Joh 3:19).

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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