What is the “holy thing” in Luke 1:35?
Minister, could you explain as clearly as you can what is meant by saying that holy thing which shall be born of thee in Luke 1:35? I think it has something to do with combining the three persons of God together into one. Also, might it be as Paul describes us as the new creation in Jesus Christ ( the church which is the body of Christ).
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The King James Version renders Luke 1:35 as, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." It is an unfortunate translation that can be easily misunderstood by modern readers. The "holy thing" being referred to is the child who would soon be conceived. Modern translations use "holy one" instead of "holy thing." "And the angel answered and said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.'" (Luke 1:35 NKJV).
Got it. Thanks!