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Luke 1:32-33

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1:32 He 1  will be great, 2  and will be called the Son of the Most High, 3  and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father 4  David. 1:33 He 5  will reign over the house of Jacob 6  forever, and his kingdom will never end.”

1 tn Grk “this one.”

2 sn Compare the description of Jesus as great here with 1:15, “great before the Lord.” Jesus is greater than John, since he is Messiah compared to a prophet. Great is stated absolutely without qualification to make the point.

3 sn The expression Most High is a way to refer to God without naming him. Such avoiding of direct reference to God was common in 1st century Judaism out of reverence for the divine name.

4 tn Or “ancestor.”

5 tn Grk “And he.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style. A new sentence is begun here in the translation because of the length of the sentence in Greek.

6 tn Or “over Israel.”

sn The expression house of Jacob refers to Israel. This points to the Messiah’s relationship to the people of Israel.



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