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Luke 2:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For to you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ [the] Lord.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That there hath been born unto you, this day, a saviour,—Who is Christ the Lord—in the city of David!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because there was born to you to-day a Saviour—who is Christ the Lord—in the city of David,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For vnto you is borne this day, in the citie of Dauid, a Sauiour, which is Christ the Lord.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for there is born for you to-day the Redeemer, who is the Lord the Meshicha, in the city of David.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For there is born to you this day a deliverer, who is the Lord Messiah, in the city of David

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
unto you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
is born 5088
{5088} Prime
τίκτω
tikto
{tik'-to}
A strengthened from of a primary word τέκω [[teko]], {tek'-o} (which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses); to produce (from seed, as a mother, a plant, the earth, etc.), literal or figurative.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
this day 4594
{4594} Prime
σήμερον
semeron
{say'-mer-on}
Neuter (as adverb) of a presumed compound of the article G3588 ('tau' changed to 'sigma') and G2250; on the (that is, this) day (or night current or just passed); genitively now (that is, at present, hitherto).
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the city 4172
{4172} Prime
πόλις
polis
{pol'-is}
Probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly with walls, of greater or less size).
of David 1138
{1138} Prime
Δαβίδ
Dabid
{dab-eed'}
Of Hebrew origin [H1732]; Dabid (that is, David), the Israelite king.
a Saviour, 4990
{4990} Prime
σωτήρ
soter
{so-tare'}
From G4982; a deliverer, that is, God or Christ.
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
the Lord. 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 2:11

_ _ unto you is born — you shepherds, Israel, mankind [Bengel]. Compare Isaiah 9:6, “Unto us a Child is born.” It is a birth — “The Word is made flesh” (John 1:14). When? “This day.” Where? “In the city of David” — in the right line and at the right “spot”; where prophecy bade us look for Him, and faith accordingly expected Him. How dear to us should be these historic moorings of our faith! With the loss of them, all substantial Christianity is lost. By means of them how many have been kept from making shipwreck, and attained to a certain external admiration of Him, ere yet they have fully “beheld His glory.”

_ _ a Saviour — not One who shall be a Savior, but “born a Savior.

_ _ Christ the Lord — “magnificent appellation!” [Bengel]. “This is the only place where these words come together; and I see no way of understanding this “Lord” but as corresponding to the Hebrew JEHOVAH” [Alford].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 2:8-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 2:11

To you — Shepherds; Israel; mankind.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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unto:

Luke 1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, ... To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
2 Timothy 1:9-10 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, ... But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Titus 2:10-14 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. ... Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, ... That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world.

in:

Luke 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

which:

Luke 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Luke 1:43 And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 20:41-42 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? ... And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
Daniel 9:24-26 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. ... And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Matthew 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
John 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
John 7:25-27 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? ... Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
John 7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

the Lord:

Luke 1:43 And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 20:42-44 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, ... David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
Acts 10:36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.
Philippians 2:11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him:
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Gn 3:15; 49:10. Ps 2:2. Is 9:6. Dn 9:24. Mt 1:16, 21; 16:16. Lk 1:43, 69; 2:4, 26; 20:41, 42. Jn 1:41, 45; 6:69; 7:25, 41; 20:31. Ac 2:36; 10:36; 17:3. 1Co 15:47. Ga 4:4. Php 2:11; 3:8. Col 2:6. 2Ti 1:9. Tit 2:10; 3:4. 1Jn 4:14; 5:1.

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Bethlehem is the city of David.It means "house of bread."It is about 6 miles south of Jerusalem.The prophecy of Micah 5:2 has been fulfilled.Ephrathah (or Ephrath)is another name for Bethlehem.It means "fruitfulness."
Three titles have been given to Jesus.(i)Saviour (ii)Christ & (iii)Lord.
Jesus is the Son of God.He came in the line of David as man in fulfillment of O.T.
prophecies.
Jesus is the Saviour of the world.John 4:42.Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour?See Luke 1:47.Mary called Jesus as her personal saviour.
- Alexander (12/17/2008 5:53:58 AM) [qBible.com]
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