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Luke 2:38 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

38. That instant Not at that precise moment, but at that hour.

Gave thanks likewise… and spake of him The triad of hymns is divided between Elisabeth, Mary, and Simeon. Neither Zacharias, Joseph, nor Anna are inspired to utter sacred song. But Anna gives thanks and preaches Jesus to the Christians in heart, and in anticipation, who doubtless form her circle in life.

Looked for redemption Redemption, from the wickedness, oppression, and impending ruin of a guilty age and world through the advent of a holy Messiah sent from God. The truly devout dwelt upon and longed for the holy Deliverer who would turn away unrighteousness from Jacob. The mere political patriots looked for a hero-king who would make Jerusalem something higher than Rome.

In Jerusalem Even in this fallen city and depraved age a few there were whose piety, like that of Zacharias and Elisabeth, was true, profound, and acceptable to God.

Consult other comments:

Luke 2:38 - The Greek Testament

Luke 2:38 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 2:38 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 2:38 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:38 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 2:38 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 2:38 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:38 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 2:38 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 2:38 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 2:38 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 2:38 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 2:38 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 2:38 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 2:38 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 2:38 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 2:38 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 2:38 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:38 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:38 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 2:38 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:38 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments