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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE - Chapter 1 - Verse 55

Verse 55. As he spake {e} to our fathers, &c. That is, he has dealt mercifully with the children of Israel, according as he promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The promise particularly here referred to is that respecting the Messiah which was now about to be fulfilled; but there is no doubt that there was also included the promises respecting all the other mercies which had been conferred on the children of Israel. See Ge 22:17,18.

For ever. These words are to be referred to the preceding verse— "in remembrance of his mercy for ever, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

{e} Ge 17:19; Ps 132:11

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