Luke 3:6

6 and all flesh shall 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 the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth;
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.' "
7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
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