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Luke 1:40

ESV and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
NIV where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
NASB and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
CSB where she entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
NLT where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth.
KJV And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

What does Luke 1:40 mean?

Zechariah and Elizabeth are an aging priest and his wife, who struggled with an inability to have children (Luke 1:5–7). In an angelic encounter, Zechariah learned that they would finally have a child (Luke 1:13), and the boy would become a powerful herald of the Messiah (Luke 1:13–17). For several months, Elizabeth has been in joyful seclusion (Luke 1:24–25).

Her relative, Mary, has also been given amazing news (Luke 1:26–33). Though a virgin, she is bearing the very Son of God. Mary's Child is the Messiah whom Elizabeth's son, known as John the Baptist, will proclaim (Luke 3:2–3). At the time Mary comes to visit, Elizabeth is six months pregnant (Luke 1:36). When Mary arrives, the unborn child in Elizabeth's womb will react to the presence of the also-unborn Messiah (Luke 1:41–42). This begins a rejoicing encounter between the two women (Luke 1:43–56).
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