Luke 1:14
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New International Version
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,

New Living Translation
You will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

English Standard Version
And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

New American Standard Bible
"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

King James Bible
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There will be joy and delight for you, and many will rejoice at his birth.

International Standard Version
You will have great joy, and many people will rejoice at his birth,

NET Bible
Joy and gladness will come to you, and many will rejoice at his birth,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You will have joy and gladness and many will rejoice at his birth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will be your pride and joy, and many people will be glad that he was born.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

American King James Version
And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice in his nativity.

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall be to thee joy and rejoicing, and many shall rejoice at his birth.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Weymouth New Testament
Gladness and exultant joy shall be yours, and many will rejoice over his birth.

World English Bible
You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.

Young's Literal Translation
and there shall be joy to thee, and gladness, and many at his birth shall joy,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:5-25 The father and mother of John the Baptist were sinners as all are, and were justified and saved in the same way as others; but they were eminent for piety and integrity. They had no children, and it could not be expected that Elisabeth should have any in her old age. While Zacharias was burning incense in the temple, the whole multitude of the people were praying without. All the prayers we offer up to God, are acceptable and successful only by Christ's intercession in the temple of God above. We cannot expect an interest therein if we do not pray, and pray with our spirits, and are not earnest in prayer. Nor can we expect that the best of our prayers should gain acceptance, and bring an answer of peace, but through the mediation of Christ, who ever lives, making intercession. The prayers Zacharias often made, received an answer of peace. Prayers of faith are filed in heaven, and are not forgotten. Prayers made when we were young and entering into the world, may be answered when we are old and going out of the world. Mercies are doubly sweet that are given in answer to prayer. Zacharias shall have a son in his old age, who shall be instrumental in the conversion of many souls to God, and preparing them to receive the gospel of Christ. He shall go before Him with courage, zeal, holiness, and a mind dead to earthly interests and pleasures. The disobedient and rebellious would be brought back to the wisdom of their righteous forefathers, or rather, brought to attend to the wisdom of that Just One who was coming among them. Zacharias heard all that the angel said; but his unbelief spake. In striking him dumb, God dealt justly with him, because he had objected against God's word. We may admire the patience of God towards us. God dealt kindly with him, for thus he prevented his speaking any more distrustful, unbelieving words. Thus also God confirmed his faith. If by the rebukes we are under for our sin, we are brought to give the more credit to the word of God, we have no reason to complain. Even real believers are apt to dishonour God by unbelief; and their mouths are stopped in silence and confusion, when otherwise they would have been praising God with joy and gratitude. In God's gracious dealings with us we ought to observe his gracious regards to us. He has looked on us with compassion and favour, and therefore has thus dealt with us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - Many shall rejoice at his birth. The gladness which his boy's birth was to bring with it was to be no mere private family rejoicing. The child of his old age, who was to be born, would be the occasion of a true national joy.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou shalt have joy and gladness,.... Not only because of his having a son; but because this his son would be the prophet of the Highest; would go before the Lord, and prepare his ways; give knowledge of salvation to many, and light to them that were in darkness, and guide their feet in the way of peace: all which, and more, he afterwards expresses in his song, whereby this part of the angel's prediction had its accomplishment:

and many shall rejoice at his birth; as the neighbours and cousins of his parents did; see Luke 1:58 and not only they, but all others, who, afterwards had knowledge of him as prophet, and as the forerunner of the Messiah.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. shall rejoice—so they did (Lu 1:58, 66); but the meaning rather is, "shall have cause to rejoice"—it would prove to many a joyful event.

Luke 1:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
13But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John. 14"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.…
Cross References
Luke 1:13
But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.

Luke 1:15
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great …

Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:15,24 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

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