Luke 1:69

69 and 1has raised up 2a horn of salvation for us 3in the house of his servant David,

Luke 1:69 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:69

And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us
Meaning the Messiah, whom God had now raised up:

in the house of his servant David;
in David's family, he being now conceived by a virgin of his house; and who, in a little time, would be born in Bethlehem, the city of David. He is called "an horn of salvation", because he is a powerful Saviour. "Horn" denotes power; it being that to a beast, as the arm is to a man, by which it defends itself, and pushes down its enemies; and "salvation" is the work Christ came to effect, and for which he was raised up, and sent: and a Saviour he is, and a mighty one, as appears from his doing and suffering what he has; as bearing all the sins of his people, and making reconciliation for them; obeying all the precepts of the law, and undergoing the penalty of it; being made a curse, and becoming obedient to death, even the death of the cross: as also, from his delivering them from sin, Satan, and the law, which no other could have done; and from his grappling with, conquering, spoiling, and destroying all his, and our enemies. Moreover, the word "horn" signifies regal power, honour, and dignity; see ( Daniel 7:24 ) and so may not only denote the work of Christ as a Saviour, but his office also as a King, who in the discharge of that is likewise a Saviour; for he not only rules, and governs, but protects, defends, and preserves his, people, by his power; see ( 1 Samuel 2:10 ) ( Psalms 132:17 ) .

Luke 1:69 In-Context

67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71 that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 Samuel 2:1, 10; Psalms 132:17; Ezekiel 29:21
  • 2. 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalms 18:2
  • 3. ver. 32