Luke 3:6

6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’ ”[a]

Luke 3:6 in Other Translations

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
6 And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.’”
6 Everyone will be there to see The parade of God's salvation."
6 and everyone will see the salvation of God."

Luke 3:6 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 3:6

And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
] "By the salvation of God" is meant, the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of God's appointing and sending; and who is the author of that salvation which God resolved on, contrived, and approved of; and is his ordinance for salvation, unto the ends of the earth, for all his elect; ( Luke 2:30 ) whom a great number among the Jews should, and did see, with their bodily eyes; and whom not only God's elect among them, but also all of them among the Gentiles, should behold with an eye of faith, for themselves, as their Saviour and Redeemer. It is matter of question, what passage is here referred to; whether ( Isaiah 40:5 ) or ( Isaiah 3:10 ) the latter comes nearest to the words, and the former stands closely connected with the expressions before cited; though it is usual with the New Testament writers, to join together passages, which stand in different places of the same prophet, and even which are in different books; ( Romans 9:33 ) compared with ( Isaiah 8:14 ) ( 28:16 ) and ( Matthew 21:5 ) compared with ( Isaiah 62:11 ) ( Zechariah 9:9 ) and that agreeably to the method used by Jewish writers F18.


F18 Vid. Surenhus. Biblos Katallages, de modis Allegandi Thes. 7. p. 45, 46, 319.

Luke 3:6 In-Context

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’ ”
7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 98:2; Isaiah 40:3-5; Isaiah 42:16; Isaiah 52:10; Luke 2:30

Footnotes 1

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