Luke 2 :21

Luke 2 :21 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

King James Version (KJV)

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And when, after eight days, the time came for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name which the angel had given to him before his birth.

Webster's Revision

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, who was so named by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

World English Bible

When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Definitions for Luke 2 :21

Angel - Messenger.

Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2 :21

When eight days were accomplished - The law had appointed that every male should be circumcised at eight days old, or on the eighth day after its birth, Genesis 17:12; and our blessed Lord received circumcision in token of his subjection to the law, Galatians 4:4; Galatians 5:3.

His name was called Jesus - See on Matthew 1:21 (note) and John 1:29 (note).

Barnes' Commentary on Luke 2 :21

Eight days ... - This was the regular time for performing the rite of circumcision, Genesis 17:12.

Called Jesus - See the notes at Matthew 1:21.

Wesley's Commentary on Luke 2 :21

2:21 To circumcise the child - That he might visibly be made under the law by a sacred rite, which obliged him to keep the whole law; as also that he might be owned to be the seed of Abraham, and might put an honour on the solemn dedication of children to God.
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