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Luke 2:34 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

34. Unto Mary Simeon blesses both, but he addresses Mary. He recognizes that she and not the husband is the parent.

Is set for the fall and rising again Is set should rather be rendered is laid or lies. It is a metaphor drawn from a stone over which some are seen stumbling and falling, others seen rising. So this child is the test by which men shall stand or fall. The phrase rising again is better translated uprising. It does not mean that those who rise are those who have fallen. Christ is the test, by faith in whom men shall rise or fall by unbelief. The Jewish nation fell; the apostles, the primitive Church, the believing Gentiles rose.

A sign A sign which indicated God’s will to men, yet a mark at which calumny should aim its shafts.

Consult other comments:

Luke 2:34 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 2:34 - The Greek Testament

Luke 2:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:34 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 2:34 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 2:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 2:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:34 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 2:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 2:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 2:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 2:34 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 2:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 2:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 2:34 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Luke 2:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 2:34 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 2:34 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 2:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 2:34 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 2:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 2:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 2:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 2:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 2:34 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments