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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 3:21-38

The evangelist mentioned John's imprisonment before Christ's being baptized, though it was nearly a year after it, because he would finish the story of John's ministry, and then introduce that of Christ. Now here we have, I. A short account of Christ's baptism, which had been more fully related by St. Matthew. Jesus came, to be baptized of John, and he was so, Luke 3:21, 22. 1. It is here said that, when all the people were baptized, then Jesus was baptized: all that were then present. Christ... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 3:23-38

3:23-38 When Jesus began his ministry he was about thirty years of age. He was the son (as it was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 3:38

Which was the son of Enos ,.... Genesis 5:9 which was the son of Seth , Genesis 5:6 which was the son of Adam Genesis 5:3 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 Sepher Cosri, orat. 2. Sig. 14. fol. 68. 1. called, בן אלהים , "the son of God": though this may be understood of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 3:21-38

The baptism and genealogy of Jesus. From the general features of the remarkable ministry of the Baptist, summed up as it is for us in the preceding verses, we now pass to the most notable instance of baptism performed by him. This was the baptism of Jesus. We are expressly told that it was when the movement under John had become national, when all the people ( ἅπαντα τὸν λαόν ) had submitted to the rite, with, of course, the Pharisaic exceptions already noticed ( Luke 7:30 ), that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 3:23-38

THE EARTHLY GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST . Although in every Hebrew family the hope seems to have been cherished that the promised Messiah would be born among them, yet generally the prophetic utterances were understood to point to the Deliverer springing from the royal house of David. To demonstrate that this was actually true in the case of the reputed Son of Mary and Joseph, both the genealogies contained in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were compiled from private and public... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 3:24-38

See, on this genealogy, the notes at Matthew 1:1-16. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 3:38

Luke 3:38 . Adam, which was the son of God Adam, being descended from no human parents, but formed by the power of a divine creating hand, might with peculiar propriety be called the son of God, having, in his original state, received immediately from God, whatever the sons of Adam receive from their parents, sin and misery excepted. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 3:23-38

6. Genealogies of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38)The genealogies recorded by Matthew and Luke show how the birth of Jesus fulfilled the promises made to Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3; Genesis 22:18). Matthew, writing for the Jews, begins his genealogy with Abraham, father of the Jewish race (Matthew 1:1-2a). Luke, writing for non-Jews, traces Jesus’ genealogy back past Abraham to Adam, to emphasize Jesus’ union with the whole human race (Luke 3:34-38).Between Abraham and David the two... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Luke 3:38

the son of God . Because created by God; the angels are so called, for the same reason. See App-28 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Luke 3:38

Luke 3:38. Adam, who was the son of God.— Adam being descended from no human parents, but formed by the immediate power of the divine creating hand, might with peculiar propriety be called the Son of God, in his original state, the heir of immortality and glory. The evangelist might likewise intend by this expression to prove, if needwere, the possibility of Christ's being born of a pure virgin; for if divine Omnipotence could create or produce the first Adam from the dust of the earth, without... read more

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