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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Luke 1:50

And his mercy is for centuries and generations, upon those who fear him.

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Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
And His mercy (His compassion and kindness toward the miserable and afflicted) is on those who fear Him with godly reverence, from generation to generation and age to age.

The Complete Jewish Bible
and in every generation he has mercy on those who fear him.c

American Standard Version
And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.

Bible in Basic English
His mercy is for all generations in whom is the fear of him.

English Revised Version
And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.

Contemporary English Version
He always shows mercy to everyone who worships him.

English Standard Version
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Easy-to-Read Version
God always gives mercy to those people that worship him.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And his mercie is from generation to generation on them that feare him.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And his mercy is on them that feare him, from generation to generation.

Darby's Translation
and his mercy [is] to generations and generations to them that fear him.

King James Version (1611)
And his mercy is on them that feare him, from generation to generation.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And his mercy endureth thorow out all generacions, vpon them that feare him.

New Revised Standard
His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.

New Century Version
God will show his mercy forever and ever to those who worship and serve him.

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
And his mercy is on them that fear him, for generations and posterities.

Weymouth New Testament
And His compassion is, generation after generation, Upon those who fear Him.

Good News Translation
from one generation to another he shows mercy to those who honor him.

Holman Christian Standard
His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.

Mace New Testament (1729)
his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And His mercy is to generations of generations to those fearing Him. Psa. 103:17

New King James
And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.

New Living Translation
His mercy goes on from generation to generation, to all who fear him.

New International Version
His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.

King James Version
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

New Life Version
The loving-kindness of the Lord is given to the people of all times who honor Him.

Hebrew Names Version
His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.

International Standard Version
His mercy lasts from generation to generation for those who fear him.

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
And his grace is for ages and generations Upon those who fear him.

New American Standard Version

The Emphasised Bible
And his mercy is unto generations and generations, to them who revere him;

Revised Standard Version
And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.

Tyndale Bible
And his mercy is on them that feare him thorow oute all generacions.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And his mercy is to generations and generations On those that fear him.

The Webster Bible
And his mercy [is] on them that fear him, from generation to generation.

World English Bible
His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
And his mercy is fro kynrede in to kynredes, to men that dreden hym.

Young's Literal Translation
And His kindness [is] to generations of generations, To those fearing Him,

The Message
His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before him.

Lexham English Bible
And his mercy is for generation after generation

Contextual Overview

39In those days, Mary rose up, and went hurriedly to a mountain, to a city of Judaea. 40And she entered the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. 41And when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42And she cried in a loud voice, and said to Mary, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43How does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For behold, when the voice of your salutation fell on my ears, the babe in my womb leaped with great joy. 45And blessed is she who believed; for there will be a fulfillment of the things which were spoken to her from the Lord. 46And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, 47And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. 48For he has regarded the meekness of his handmaid; for behold, from henceforth, all generations shall envy me.

Verse Review

Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Genesis 17:7; Exodus 20:6; 34:6,7; Psalms 31:19; 85:9; 103:11,17,18; 115:13; 118:4; Psalms 145:19; 147:11; Malachi 3:16-18; Revelation 19:5

Gill's Notes on the Bible

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. 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.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

His mercy - Favor shown to the miserable and the guilty.

Is on them - Is shown or manifested to them.

That fear him - That “reverence” or honor Him. One kind of fear is that which a servant has of a cruel master, or which a man has of a precipice, the plague, or death. This is not the “fear” which we ought to have toward God. It is the fear which a dutiful child has of a kind and virtuous father a fear of injuring his feelings; of dishonoring him by our life; of doing anything which he would disapprove. It is on those who have such fear of God that his mercy descends. This is the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom, Psalm 111:10; Job 28:28.

d From generation to generation - From one age to another - that is, it is unceasing; it continues and abounds. But it means also more than this. It means that God‘s mercy will descend on the children and children‘s children of those that fear him and keep his commandments, Exodus 20:6. In this respect it is an unspeakable privilege to be descended from pious parents; to have been the subject of their prayers, and to have received their blessing. It is also a matter of vast guilt not to copy their example and to walk in their steps. If God is “disposed” to show mercy to thousands of generations, how heavy will be the condemnation if the children of pious parents do not avail themselves of it and early seek his favor!

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

His mercy is on them that fear him - His exuberant kindness manifests itself in acts of mercy to all those who fear or reverence his name; and this is continued from generation to generation, because he is abundant in goodness, and because he delighteth in mercy. This is a noble, becoming, and just character of the God of the Christians; a being who delights in the salvation and happiness of all his creatures, because his name is mercy, and his nature love.

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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta

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