Luke 1:27

27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

Luke 1:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
ESV
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.
NLT
27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.
MSG
27 to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin's name, Mary.
CSB
27 to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.

Luke 1:27 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:27

To a virgin
A pure virgin, that never knew man; (See Gill on Luke 1:34) and yet

espoused to a man whose name was Joseph;
but they were not come together, nor had he taken her for his wife, and home to his house, nor had they cohabited:

of the house of David;
which, according to the grammatical construction of the words, may be connected either with the virgin, or with Joseph, to whom she was espoused; and is true of both; for they both were of the house and lineage of David: and this shows what a low condition David's family was in, that the persons that were the nearest allied to it were a carpenter, and a poor virgin; and both residing in so despicable a place as Nazareth in Galilee:

and the virgin's name was Mary;
a name frequent among the Jews, and the same with Miriam; of which name was the sister of Moses and Aaron.

Luke 1:27 In-Context

25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Mt 1:16,18,20; Luke 2:4