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55 as he promised[a] to our ancestors,[b] to Abraham and to his descendants[c] forever.”

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  1. Luke 1:55 tn Grk “as he spoke.” Since this is a reference to the covenant to Abraham, ἐλάλησεν (elalēsen) can be translated in context “as he promised.” God keeps his word.
  2. Luke 1:55 tn Grk “fathers.”
  3. Luke 1:55 tn Grk “his seed” (an idiom for offspring or descendants).