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Luke 1:27

    Luke 1:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To a virgin who was to be married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.

    Webster's Revision

    to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    World English Bible

    to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    Definitions for Luke 1:27

    Espoused - To avoid; turn aside from.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:27

    To a virgin espoused, etc. - See on Matthew 1:18, Matthew 1:23 (note). The reflections of pious father Quesnel on this subject are worthy of serious regard. At length the moment is come which is to give a son to a virgin, a saviour to the world, a pattern to mankind, a sacrifice to sinners, a temple to the Divinity, and a new principle to the new world. This angel is sent from God, not to the palaces of the great, but to a poor maid, the wife of a carpenter. The Son of God comes to humble the proud, and to honor poverty, weakness, and contempt. He chooses an obscure place for the mystery which is most glorious to his humanity, its union with the Divinity, and for that which is most degrading (his sufferings and death) he will choose the greatest city! How far are men from such a conduct as this!

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:27

    To a virgin espoused ... - See the notes at Matthew 1:18-19. Compare the notes at Isaiah 7:14.

    House of David - Family of David, or descendants of David.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:27

    1:27 Espoused - It was customary among the Jews, for persons that married to contract before witnesses some time before. And as Christ was to be born of a pure virgin, so the wisdom of God ordered it to be of one espoused, that to prevent reproach he might have a reputed father, according to the flesh.