Luke 19:10

10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost."

Luke 19:10 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:10

For the son of man
Meaning himself, who was truly man, and the Messiah, and which was one of his names in the Old Testament:

is come:
from heaven, into this world, being sent by the Father, and with the full consent and good will of his own:

to seek and save that which was lost:
as all his elect were in Adam, and by their own actual transgressions; and are considered as such, whilst in a state of unregeneracy: and particularly the lost sheep of the house of Israel are meant, one of which Zacchaeus was; and so the words are a reason of Christ's looking him up, and calling him by his grace, and making a discovery of himself, and an application of salvation to him; see ( Matthew 18:11 ) .

Luke 19:10 In-Context

8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much."
9 Then Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost."
11 As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
12 So he said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return.
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