L U K E.
In this chapter, we have an account of the birth
and infancy of our Lord Jesus: having had notice of his conception,
and of the birth and infancy of his forerunner, in the former
chapter. The First-begotten is here brought into the world; let us
go meet him with our hosannas, blessed is he that cometh. Here is,
I. The place and other circumstances of his birth, which proved him
to be the true Messiah, and such a one as we needed, but not such a
one as the Jews expected, ver.
1-7. II. The notifying of his birth to the shepherds in
that neighbourhood by an angel, the song of praise which the angels
sung upon that occasion, and the spreading of the report of it by
the shepherds, ver. 8-20.
III. The circumcision of Christ, and the naming of him, ver. 21. IV. The presenting of him in
the temple, ver. 22-24.
V. The testimonies of Simeon, and Anna the prophetess, concerning
him, ver. 25-39. VI.
Christ's growth and capacity, ver.
40-52. VIII. His observing the passover at twelve years
old, and his disputing with the doctors in the temple, ver. 41-51. And this, with what we
have met with (Matt. i. and
ii.), is all we have concerning our Lord Jesus, till he
entered upon his public work in the thirtieth year of his age.