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Luke 1:77

    Luke 1:77 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people In the remission of their sins,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To give knowledge of salvation to his people, through the forgiveness of sins,

    Webster's Revision

    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people In the remission of their sins,

    World English Bible

    to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people In the remission of their sins,

    Definitions for Luke 1:77

    Remission - Forgiveness.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:77

    To give knowledge of salvation - Knowledge of the "way" of salvation: that it was provided, and that the author of salvation was about to appear.

    By the remission of their sins - The word remission means pardon or forgiveness. It implies that God will treat the sinner as if he had not committed the sin. The idea here is, that the "salvation" about to be offered was that which was connected with the pardon of sin. There can be no other. God cannot treat people as his friends unless they come to him by repentance and obtain forgiveness. When that is obtained, which he is always disposed to grant, they can be treated with kindness and mercy.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:77

    1:77 To give knowledge of salvation by the remission of sins - The knowledge of the remission of our sins being the grand instrument of present and eternal salvation, Heb 8:11,12. But the immediate sense of the words seems to be, to preach to them the Gospel doctrine of salvation by the remission of their sins.