Luke 3:38

38 son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.

Luke 3:38 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 3:38

Which was the son of Enos
( Genesis 5:9 Genesis 5:10 )

which was the son of Seth,
( Genesis 5:6 Genesis 5:7 )

which was the son of Adam
( Genesis 5:3 Genesis 5:4 )

which was the son of God:
not begotten, as all the rest were, by their immediate parents, but created by God, in a supernatural manner, out of the dust of the earth, and quickened with the breath of God: so Adam is, by the Jews F8 called, (Myhla Nb) , "the son of God": though this may be understood of Jesus; the son of Joseph, of Heli and so on to this clause, "the son of God"; being so as a divine person, to whom the human nature was united, and on that account so called; see ( Luke 1:35 ) Thus, as Matthew gives us the regal line of Christ, showing him to be heir to the throne of his father David, Luke gives the natural line of Christ; and as Matthew traces his genealogy down from Abraham, in a descending line, to Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Luke traces it upwards, in an ascending line, from Mary by Joseph, even up to Adam; to whom the Messiah was first promised, and who was a type of the second Adam, from whom he descended, though not by ordinary generation; nay, even to God himself: Christ, according to his divine nature, was the only begotten of the Father; and as to his human nature, had a body prepared by him, and in the fulness of time was God manifest in the flesh.


F8 Sepher Cosri, orat. 2. Sig. 14. fol. 68. 1.

Luke 3:38 In-Context

36 son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech,
37 son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan,
38 son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.
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