Luke 1:16
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.

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

New King James Version
And he will turn many of the children 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.

NASB 1995
“And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.

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

Amplified Bible
He will turn many of the sons of Israel back [from sin] to [love and serve] the Lord their God.

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

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

American Standard Version
And many of the children of Israel shall be turn unto 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.”

Contemporary English Version
John will lead many people in Israel to turn back to the Lord their God.

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

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

Good News Translation
and he will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and he will turn many of the sons of Israel 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 children of Israel 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 16 Many 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, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,


Treasury of Scripture

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

Luke 1:76
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Isaiah 40:3-5
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God…

Isaiah 49:6
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.









(16) Shall he turn to the Lord their God.--The opening words of the message of the New Covenant spring out of the closing words of the last of the prophets (Malachi 4:6), and point to the revival of the Elijah ministry, which is more definitely announced in the next verse.

Verse 16. - And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. The state of the people at this period was indeed unhappy. The dominant Italian power had introduced into Syria and Palestine the vices and profligate life of Italy and Greece. The great Syrian city Antioch, for instance, in vice and sensuality, had gone far beyond her conqueror, and was perhaps at that time the most wicked city in the world. In the court of Herod, patriotism and true nobility were dead. The priests and scribes were for the most part deeply corrupted, and the poor shepherdless common folk only too readily followed the example of the rich and great. The boy who was to be born was to be a great preacher of righteousness; his glorious mission would be to turn many of these poor wanderers to the Lord their God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Many
πολλοὺς (pollous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sons
υἱῶν (huiōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Israel
Ἰσραὴλ (Israēl)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

he will turn
ἐπιστρέψει (epistrepsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

back to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] Lord
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

God.
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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