Luke 1:17 DBY

17 And *he* shall go before him in [the] spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to [the] thoughts of just [men], to make ready for [the] Lord a prepared people.

References for Luke 1:17

    • g 1:17 - En: but 'through' would suppose other men, whereas it is here characteristic merely of their own new path. The word for 'thoughts' here is that for 'practical wisdom.'

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      • a 1:2 - Huperetes: see Note, 1Cor. 4.1.
      • b 1:6 - Dikaioma: see Rom. 1.32.
      • c 1:7 - Lit. 'in their days.'
      • d 1:13 - * Meaning, 'Jehovah is gracious.'
      • e 1:14 - Or 'thou shalt have joy and rejoicing.'
      • f 1:15 - The Greek preposition indicates the time from when it would take place: see Gal. 1.15.
      • g 1:17 - En: but 'through' would suppose other men, whereas it is here characteristic merely of their own new path. The word for 'thoughts' here is that for 'practical wisdom.'
      • h 1:18 - Lit. 'in her days.'
      • i 1:19 - Or 'to bring the glad tidings of these things.' Lit. 'evangelize these things.'
      • j 1:20 - 'Which are such as shall be:' giving the character, not merely a relative pronoun. I have imitated an expression of the Authorized Version, by adding the article, which though somewhat antiquated, gives in a measure the idea of character, and may serve to distinguish the sense; so ch. 10.42.
      • k 1:22 - Naos, the shrine.
      • l 1:22 - As 'know,' Matt. 7.16.
      • m 1:25 - 'Jehovah.'
      • n 1:29 - 'Of what nature or character:' what the aim or meaning of it was.
      • o 1:32 - 'Highest' is a name, Hebrew Elyon. I notice therefore the absence of 'the:' see Gen. 14.18.
      • p 1:32 - 'Jehovah Elohim:' only occurrence in the Gospels.
      • q 1:33 - Or 'for ever;' but it is plural.
      • r 1:34 - See Note, Matt. 18.32.
      • s 1:35 - Or 'begotten.'
      • t 1:44 - Lit. 'took place.'
      • u 1:58 - 'Jehovah:' so vers. 66 and 68.
      • v 1:72 - 'To work,' or 'accomplish:' what the fathers had lived on by faith as promised mercy: 'Your father Abraham saw my day and was glad.'
      • w 1:76 - 'Jehovah.'
      • x 1:77 - Or 'salvation.' 'Saved' in ver. 74 is a different word: but the same as 'our deliverer from the coming wrath,' 1Thess. 1.10.
      • y 1:78 - Lit. 'rising:' see Rev. 7.2, 'sunrising.'