Luke 1:50

50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.

Luke 1:50 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
English Standard Version (ESV)
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
New Living Translation (NLT)
50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him.
The Message Bible (MSG)
50 His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before him.
American Standard Version (ASV)
50 And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
50 For those who fear him, his mercy lasts throughout every generation.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
50 His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
50 He shows his mercy to those who have respect for him, from parent to child down through the years.

Luke 1:50 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:50

And his mercy is on them that fear him
Not with slavish fear of hell and damnation, but with reverence and godly fear; with a filial fear, with a reverential love of God, and affection for him; with that fear which springs from the goodness of God, which has that for its object, and is encouraged by it: and though this fear is not the cause and reason of the mercy of God, yet is descriptive of the persons towards whom it is exercised in various ways, and to whom it is openly shown; they hereby appearing to be the vessels of mercy, afore prepared to glory; and in whose redemption, mercy and truth have met together, and who, according to the abundant mercy of God the Father, have been begotten again; whose unrighteousnesses he has been merciful to, and whose sins he will remember no more: and it may have a particular regard to the incarnation of Christ, which in this chapter is said to be in remembrance of mercy; to be the mercy promised, and to come through the tender mercy of our God, ( Luke 1:54 Luke 1:72 Luke 1:78 ) . And which was a mercy Mary considered, not as peculiar to herself, but as extended to all that fear the Lord; not in that age only, but from

generation to generation;
to the end of the world, to God's elect in all times and places, who should all be partakers of it, and sharers in it.

Luke 1:50 In-Context

48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 20:6; Psalms 103:17
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