LUKE 1:37

“with God nothing is impossible”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

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Luke 1:37 Translation & Meaning

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For ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because For
with παρὰ Properly, near; i.e., (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local (especially beyond or opposed to) or causal (on account of) with
God θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
nothing οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not nothing
shall be ἀδυνατήσει To be unable, i.e., (passively) impossible shall be
impossible. ἀδυνατήσει To be unable, i.e., (passively) impossible impossible

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  • 35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

  • 36  And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

  • 37  For with God nothing shall be impossible.

  • 38  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

  • 39  And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;




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