Luke 1:31

31 You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 1

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Luke 1:31 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:31

And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb,
&c.] Though a pure virgin, which never knew a man; and therefore, "a behold", is prefixed to it, as being what was extraordinary and wonderful; as it is also, in the prophesy of it, in ( Isaiah 7:14 ) to which the angel manifestly refers, and is, by Matthew cited, as accomplished hereby; (See Gill on Matthew 1:22) (See Gill on Matthew 1:23)

and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus;
which signifies a "Saviour"; and a Saviour Christ is of God's appointing, providing and sending; and a very suitable one, being a spiritual Saviour, and a complete one, both able and willing to save to the uttermost all that believe in him; nor is there any other, nor salvation in any other: he is the Saviour of his people, whom the Father has given him, even of all the elect, whether of Jews or Gentiles; and of them from all their sins, and from all their enemies; and whom he saves with a spiritual and eternal salvation.

Luke 1:31 In-Context

29 Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant.
30 The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you.
31 You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will make him a king, as his ancestor David was,
33 and he will be the king of the descendants of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end!"

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1.31Matthew 1.21.
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.