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Luke 1:28

    Luke 1:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the angel came in to her and said, Peace be with you, to whom special grace has been given; the Lord is with you.

    Webster's Revision

    And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee.

    World English Bible

    Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee.

    Definitions for Luke 1:28

    Angel - Messenger.
    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Blessed - Happy.
    Hail - A greeting of joy and peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:28

    And the angel came in unto her - Some think that all this business was transacted in a vision; and that there was no personal appearance of the angel. When Divine visions were given, they are announced as such, in the sacred writings; nor can we with safety attribute any thing to a vision, where a Divine communication is made, unless it be specified as such in the text.

    Hail - Analogous to, Peace be to thee - May thou enjoy all possible blessings!

    Highly favored - As being chosen in preference to all the women upon earth, to be the mother of the Messiah. Not the mother of God, for that is blasphemy.

    The Lord is with thee - Thou art about to receive the most convincing proofs of God's peculiar favor towards thee.

    Blessed art thou among women - That is, thou art favored beyond all others.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:28

    Hail - This word of salutation is equivalent to "Peace be with thee," or "Joy be with thee;" a form of speech implying that she was signally favored, and expressing joy at meeting her.

    Highly favoured - By being the mother of the long-expected Messiah - the mother of the Redeemer of mankind. Long had he been predicted; long had the eyes of the nation been turned to him, and long had his coming been an object of intense desire. To be reckoned among his "ancestors" was accounted sufficient honor for even Abraham and David. But now the happy "individual" was designated who was to be his mother; and on Mary, a poor virgin of Nazareth, was to come this honor, which would have rendered infinitely illustrious any of the daughters of Adam the honor of giving birth to the world's Redeemer and the Son of God.

    The Lord is with thee - The word "is" is not in the original, and the passage may be rendered either "the Lord "is" with thee," or "the Lord be" with thee," implying the prayer of the angel that all blessings from God might descend and rest upon her.

    Blessed art thou among women - This passage is equivalent to saying "thou art the most happy of women."

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:28

    1:28 Hail, thou highly favoured; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women - Hail is the salutation used by our Lord to the women after his resurrection: thou art highly favoured, or hast found favour with God, Lu 1:30, is no more than was said of Noah, Moses, and David. The Lord is with thee, was said to Gideon, Jud 6:12; and blessed shall she be above women, of Jael, Jud 5:24. This salutation gives no room for any pretence of paying adoration to the virgin; as having no appearance of a prayer, or of worship offered to her.