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Luke 1:78

    Luke 1:78 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us,

    Webster's Revision

    Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,

    World English Bible

    because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,

    Definitions for Luke 1:78

    Dayspring - An "up-rising", hence sunrising.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:78

    Whereby the dayspring ... - The word "dayspring" means the morning light, the aurora, the rising of the sun. It is called the dayspring "from on high" because the light of the gospel shines forth from heaven. God is its Author, and through His mercy it shines upon people. There is here, doubtless, a reference to Isaiah 60:1-2; indeed, almost the very words of that place are quoted. Compare also Revelation 22:16.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:78

    1:78 The day spring - Or the rising sun; that is, Christ.