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Luke 1:13 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

13. Thy prayer is heard The angel attests his reality as a true supernatural being by showing that he knew what Zacharias’s prayer had long been, as well as by the splendour of his person. His prayer had, doubtless, once been for a posterity that his name might not die in Israel. But that hope declining as his age advanced, his later desire had been for the “consolation of Israel.” And at the present moment the prayers of Israel are ascending “for the people of God,” as Grotius says; “and, if Josephus and Philo are to be believed, for the salvation of the world.” Both currents of Zacharias’s prayer are heard. The posterity and the consolation are at hand.

John The God-given. A suitable name for one divinely given in answer to prayer. It is a suitable name, also, for him who, promised by ancient prophecy, was at last bestowed.

Consult other comments:

Luke 1:13 - The Greek Testament

Luke 1:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:13 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:13 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 1:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 1:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 1:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 1:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 1:13 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:13 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 1:13 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 1:13 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 1:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 1:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 1:13 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 1:13 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 1:13 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 1:13 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 1:13 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 1:13 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 1:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 1:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 1:13 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 1:13 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 1:13 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 1:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 1:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 1:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments