Luke 1:14

14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,

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Luke 1:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
ESV
14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,
NLT
14 You will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,
MSG
14 You're going to leap like a gazelle for joy, and not only you - many will delight in his birth.
CSB
14 There will be joy and delight for you, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:14

And thou shalt have joy and gladness
Not only because of his having a son; but because this his son would be the prophet of the Highest; would go before the Lord, and prepare his ways; give knowledge of salvation to many, and light to them that were in darkness, and guide their feet in the way of peace: all which, and more, he afterwards expresses in his song, whereby this part of the angel's prediction had its accomplishment:

and many shall rejoice at his birth;
as the neighbours and cousins of his parents did; see ( Luke 1:58 ) and not only they, but all others, who, afterwards had knowledge of him as prophet, and as the forerunner of the Messiah.

Luke 1:14 In-Context

12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.
14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.
16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.

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