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Luke 1:14

    Luke 1:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will be glad and have great delight; and numbers of people will have joy at his birth.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    World English Bible

    You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:14

    Thou shalt have joy, etc. - ΕϚαι χαρα σοι, He will be joy and gladness to thee. A child of prayer and faith is likely to be a source of comfort to his parents. Were proper attention paid to this point, there would be fewer disobedient children in the world; and the number of broken-hearted parents would be lessened. But what can be expected from the majority of matrimonial connections, connections begun without the fear of God, and carried on without his love.

    Many shall rejoice at his birth - He shall be the minister of God for good to multitudes, who shall, through his preaching, be turned from the error of their ways, and converted to God their Savior.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:14

    Many shall rejoice at his birth - This does not refer so much to the time of his birth as to the subsequent rejoicing. Such will be his "character," that he will be an honor to the family, and many will rejoice that he lived: or, in other words, he will be a blessing to mankind.