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Luke 1:17 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

17. He John.

Go before him That is, before the Lord their God. This seems to be a clear ascription of the divine title to the Messiah, before whom John was to go.

In the spirit and power of Elias And hence he was predicted by Malachi under the name of Elijah. Mal 4:5.

Turn the heart of the fathers to the children Not the heart of the children to the fathers, mark; but the heart of the fathers to the children. The fathers here are the holy ancestry of degenerate Israel, and they have, as it were, been offended with the apostacy of their descendants. But John shall so infuse a better spirit into this generation that a reconciliation shall take place between the holy olden time and the fallen

present. A people A clear allusion to the admission of the Gentiles into the Church of God.

Consult other comments:

Luke 1:17 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 1:17 - The Greek Testament

Luke 1:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:17 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 1:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 1:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 1:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 1:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:17 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 1:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 1:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 1:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 1:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 1:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 1:17 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:17 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 1:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 1:17 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 1:17 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 1:17 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 1:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 1:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 1:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 1:17 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 1:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 1:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 1:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments