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Luke 1:38

    Luke 1:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Mary said: I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say. And the angel went away.

    Webster's Revision

    And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

    World English Bible

    Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

    Definitions for Luke 1:38

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:38

    Behold the handmaid of the Lord - I fully credit what thou sayest, and am perfectly ready to obey thy commands, and to accomplish all the purposes of thy grace concerning me. It appears that at the instant of this act of faith, and purposed obedience, the conception of the immaculate humanity of Jesus took place; and it was Done unto her according to his word. See Luke 1:35.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:38

    And Mary said, Behold the handmaid ... - This was an expression of resignation to the will of God, and of faith in the promise. To be the "handmaid of the Lord" is to be submissive and obedient, and is the same as saying, "I fully credit all that is said, and am perfectly ready to obey all the commands of the Lord."