Luke 1:36

ESV And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
NIV Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
NASB And behold, even your relative Elizabeth herself has conceived a son in her old age, and she who was called infertile is now in her sixth month.
CSB And consider your relative Elizabeth--even she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called childless.
NLT What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.
KJV 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.

What does Luke 1:36 mean?

Mary has responded to news that she would conceive, apparently immediately, the very Son of God (Luke 1:31–33). Her initial reply was an entirely reasonable question. Fully believing it would happen, she naturally wondered how she, as a virgin, would come to be pregnant (Luke 1:34). Gabriel, the angel sent to deliver this message (Luke 1:26–27), tells Mary the conception will be the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35).

To further reassure her, Gabriel also tells her about the good news he recently delivered to her relative, Elizabeth (Luke 1:5–7). She and her husband, the priest Zechariah, were aging and childless. In a personal encounter, Gabriel told Zechariah that his wife would finally bear a child, who would come to be known as John the Baptist (Luke 1:13–17). Elizabeth celebrated this, in part, as an end to the embarrassment which that culture assigned to childless women (Luke 1:24–25).

Gabriel's point of mentioning this happy news comes in the next verse (Luke 1:37). Elizabeth, once barren, will have a son. That which humanity finds impossible is possible for God (Luke 18:27).
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