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

  • 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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