Luke 1:78
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English Standard Version
because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the day-spring from on high hath visited us,

Weymouth New Testament
Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Tender mercy (σπλάγχνα ἐλέους)

Lit., bowels of mercy. See on 1 Peter 3:8; and James 5:11. Rev. gives heart of mercy in margin. Wyc., frightfully, entrails of mercy.

The day-spring from on high (ἀνατολὴ ἐξ ὕψους)

Lit., the rising. The word occurs in the Septuagint as a rendering of branch, as something rising or springing up, by which the Messiah is denoted (Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 6:12). Also of the rising of a heavenly body (Isaiah 60:19, Sept.). Compare the kindred verb arise (ἀνατέλλω) in Isaiah 60:1; Malachi 4:2. This latter is the sense here. See on Matthew 2:2. Wyc. has he springing up from on high.

Hath visited (ἐπεσκέψατο)

See on Matthew 25:36; and 1 Peter 2:12. Some, however, read ἐπισκέψεται, shall visit. So Rev.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

tender. or, bowels of the.

Psalm 25:6 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Isaiah 63:7,15 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

day-spring. or, sun-rising, or branch.

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come a Star out of Jacob...

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold...

Zechariah 6:12 And speak to him, saying, Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David...

Cross References
Isaiah 42:16
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

Malachi 4:2
But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

Ephesians 5:14
for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

2 Peter 1:19
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

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