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Luke 1:55 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— (As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— According as he spake unto our fathers,—To Abraham, and to his seed,—Unto times age-abiding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed—to the age.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for euer.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— As he spake with our fathers, With Abraham and with his seed for ever.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— (as he spoke with the fathers,) with Abraham and his seed, for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
he spake 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
to 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
fathers, 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
to Abraham, 11
{0011} Prime
Ἀβραάμ
Abraam
{ab-rah-am'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
seed 4690
{4690} Prime
σπέρμα
sperma
{sper'-mah}
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male 'sperm'); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting).
for y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
ever. 165
{0165} Prime
αἰών
aion
{ahee-ohn'}
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 1:46-55.


Luke 1:55

_ _ As he spake to our fathersThe sense requires this clause to be read as a parenthesis. (Compare Micah 7:20; Psalms 98:3).

_ _ for ever — the perpetuity of Messiah’s kingdom, as expressly promised by the angel (Luke 1:33).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 1:39-56.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 1:55

To his seed — His spiritual seed: all true believers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 1:55

As he (c) spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

(c) Promised.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Psalms 105:6-10 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. ... And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, [and] to Israel [for] an everlasting covenant:
Psalms 132:11-17 The LORD hath sworn [in] truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. ... There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
Romans 11:28-29 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes. ... For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
Galatians 3:16-17 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. ... And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
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