Luke 1:55
New International Version
to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors."

New Living Translation
For he made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and his children forever."

English Standard Version
as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Berean Study Bible
as He promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.”

Berean Literal Bible
as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his to descendants to the age."

New American Standard Bible
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."

King James Bible
As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he spoke to our ancestors.

Contemporary English Version
The Lord made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and his family forever!

Good News Translation
He has remembered to show mercy to Abraham and to all his descendants forever!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
just as He spoke to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants forever.

International Standard Version
according to the promise he made to our ancestors— to Abraham and his descendants forever."

NET Bible
as he promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."

New Heart English Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Just as he spoke with our Patriarchs, with Abraham and with his seed eternally.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants."

New American Standard 1977
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his offspring forever.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.

King James 2000 Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his descendants forever.

American King James Version
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

American Standard Version
(As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
(as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

English Revised Version
(As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Weymouth New Testament
In fulfillment of His promises to our forefathers--For Abraham and his posterity for ever."

World English Bible
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."

Young's Literal Translation
As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
Study Bible
Mary's Song
54He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful, 55as He promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.” 56Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:7
I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

Genesis 17:19
But God replied, "Your wife Sarah will indeed bear you a son, and you are to name him Isaac. I will establish My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

Psalm 132:11
The LORD swore an oath to David, a promise He will not revoke: "One of your descendants I will set upon your throne.

Luke 1:54
He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful,

Luke 1:56
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

Galatians 3:16
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, "and to seeds," meaning many, but "and to your seed," meaning One, who is Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Genesis 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:19
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.







Lexicon
as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

He promised
ἐλάλησεν (elalēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fathers,
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

to Abraham
Ἀβραὰμ (Abraam)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

descendants
σπέρματι (spermati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

forever.”
αἰῶνα (aiōna)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.
(55) As he spake to our fathers.--As the sentence stands in English, the words "Abraham and his seed" seem in apposition with "forefathers," and to be added as explaining it. In the Greek, however, they are in a different connection, and belong to what had gone before, the construction being as follows: "To remember His mercy (as He spake unto our forefathers) to Abraham and his seed for ever." The mercy that had been shown to Abraham was, as it were, working even yet.

1:39-56 It is very good for those who have the work of grace begun in their souls, to communicate one to another. On Mary's arrival, Elisabeth was conscious of the approach of her who was to be the mother of the great Redeemer. At the same time she was filled with the Holy Ghost, and under his influence declared that Mary and her expected child were most blessed and happy, as peculiarly honoured of and dear to the Most High God. Mary, animated by Elisabeth's address, and being also under the influence of the Holy Ghost, broke out into joy, admiration, and gratitude. She knew herself to be a sinner who needed a Saviour, and that she could no otherwise rejoice in God than as interested in his salvation through the promised Messiah. Those who see their need of Christ, and are desirous of righteousness and life in him, he fills with good things, with the best things; and they are abundantly satisfied with the blessings he gives. He will satisfy the desires of the poor in spirit who long for spiritual blessings, while the self-sufficient shall be sent empty away.
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