Luke 1:15
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English Standard Version
for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

King James Bible
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

American Standard Version
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall be great before the Lord; and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

English Revised Version
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Weymouth New Testament
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Strong drink (σίκερα)

A Hebrew word, meaning any kind of intoxicating liquor not made from grapes. Wyc., sydir.

Even from his mother's womb

Ἔτι, yet, still, means while yet unborn. Tynd., even in his mother's womb. Compare Luke 1:41.

Luke 1:15 Parallel Commentaries

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great.

Luke 7:28 For I say to you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist...

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great...

Joshua 3:7 And the LORD said to Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that...

Joshua 4:14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you...

1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honor come of you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great...

Matthew 11:9-19 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet...

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

and shall.

Luke 7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say, He has a devil.

Numbers 6:2-4 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite...

Judges 13:4-6 Now therefore beware, I pray you, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing...

Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

filled.

Zechariah 9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink...

Acts 2:4,14-18 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

even.

Psalm 22:9 But you are he that took me out of the womb: you did make me hope when I was on my mother's breasts.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you...

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

Numbers 6:3
he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried.

Judges 13:4
Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean,

Judges 13:5
for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines."

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Jeremiah 35:6
But they answered, "We will drink no wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, 'You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons forever.

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

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