Luke 1:39

ESV In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
NIV At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
NASB Now at this time Mary set out and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
CSB In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah
NLT A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town
KJV And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

What does Luke 1:39 mean?

Mary is an unmarried virgin who has just received miraculous news: that she will conceive and give birth to the very Son of God, through the work of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26–38). Her relative, Elizabeth (Luke 1:5–7), is the aging wife of a priest. They have also been given an amazing message, predicting the birth of their son (Luke 1:13–17). This child will come to be known as John the Baptist (Luke 3:2–3).

As part of his message, the angel Gabriel told Mary about Elizabeth's pregnancy (Luke 1:36). At this point, she is only a few months from delivery. That Mary went "with haste" speaks to her excitement. As soon as she arrives, the unborn child in Elizabeth's womb will recognize the presence of the also-unborn Jesus Christ in Mary's womb (Luke 1:41–42). This affirms that the angel's message to Mary implied she would conceive Jesus immediately (Luke 1:34–35).
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