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Luke 2:29 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

29-35. The utterances of Elisabeth, Mary, and Simeon are consecutive. Each begins where the other ends. Mary sings her own born Messiah; Zacharias celebrates the triumph of Israel; and Simeon announces the hopes of the Gentiles. But besides this holding forth the Messiah as a saviour for Gentile as well as Jew, what is remarkable is, that he announces in Jesus a suffering Messiah as well as a glorious. Nay, he announces that the blessed mother should also be a sorrowing mother. Though she has exulted, loftily and truly, in the thought that her son should sit on the throne of David, she learns now that calumny will make him its sign, and a sword shall pierce her soul. Human life is made of the extremes of joy and sorrow; but to whose lot did such blended joy and sorrow ever fall?

29. Lettest thou thy servant He, as the Lord’s servant, is now ready to be discharged from his earthly service. His swan-like song to God has been celebrated for its beauty in all ages of the Church. It was his blessed lot.

On earth thy salvation to see,

And then to enjoy it above.

Consult other comments:

Luke 2:29 - The Greek Testament

Luke 2:29 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:29 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 2:29 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 2:29 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 2:29 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:29 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 2:29 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 2:29 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:29 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:29 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 2:29 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 2:29 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 2:29 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 2:29 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 2:29 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 2:29 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 2:29 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 2:29 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 2:29 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 2:29 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 2:29 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 2:29 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 2:29 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 2:29 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 2:29 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:29 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:29 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 2:29 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:29 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments