Luke 1:16
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New International Version
He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.

New Living Translation
And he will turn many Israelites to the Lord their God.

English Standard Version
And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God,

Berean Study Bible
Many of the sons of Israel he will turn back to the Lord their God.

Berean Literal Bible
And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

New American Standard Bible
"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.

King James Bible
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

International Standard Version
He will bring many of Israel's descendants back to the Lord their God.

NET Bible
He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.

New Heart English Bible
He will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord, their God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he will turn many of the children of Israel to THE LORD JEHOVAH, their God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will bring many people in Israel back to the Lord their God.

New American Standard 1977
“And he will turn back many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

King James 2000 Bible
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

American King James Version
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

American Standard Version
And many of the children of Israel shall be turn unto the Lord their God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

Darby Bible Translation
And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to [the] Lord their God.

English Revised Version
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord their God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Weymouth New Testament
Many of the descendants of Israel will he turn to the Lord their God;

World English Bible
He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God.

Young's Literal Translation
and many of the sons of Israel he shall turn to the Lord their God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
15for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He shall never take wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb. 16Many of the sons of Israel he will turn back to the Lord their God. 17And he will go on before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”…
Cross References
Matthew 3:2
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Luke 3:3
He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
Treasury of Scripture

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