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Luke 1:70

    Luke 1:70 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old),

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (As he said, by the mouth of his holy prophets, from the earliest times,)

    Webster's Revision

    (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old),

    World English Bible

    (as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets which have been since the world began),

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:70

    His holy prophets ... - All the prophets are said to have referred to the Messiah, from the beginning of the world. The most striking of these were Jacob Genesis 49:10; Moses Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah Isa 9:6-7; Isaiah 53:1-12.

    Since the world began - This is not to be taken literally, for there were no prophets "immediately after" the creation. It is merely a general expression, designed to denote that all the prophets had predicted the coming of the Messiah. Compare the Luke 24:27 note; Revelation 19:10 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:70

    1:70 His prophets, who have been since the world began - For there were prophets from the very beginning.