Luke 1:32 Index
"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:"
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"He shall be great . . . "

  • There is a striking similarity between (Luke 1:32; Luke 1:33) and (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 9:7); one is a clear reflection of the other. Six months earlier Gabriel had told Zacharias that John would be "great" (Luke 1:15). (5BC 681)

" . . . shall be called . . . "

" . . . Son of the Highest . . . " (Luke 1:35)

" . . . the throne . . . "

  • According to the prophet Isaiah, "The Prince of Peace" was to sit upon the "throne of David" to administer "his kingdom" (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 9:7). That this "throne" represents the eternal kingdom of Christ, and not a restoration of a literal kingdom of David in this present world, is evident throughout the New Testament (John 18:36; Luke 4:19). (5BC 682)

" . . . His Father David . . . " (Matthew 1:1; Matthew 1:16; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:27)