Luke Chapter 3

Prepare Ye the Way in the Wilderness

John the Baptist preparing the way for Christ.

Luke 3:3-6

Isaiah 40:3-5 (P,M)

Malachi 3:1

Also may have a future bearing.

Malachi 4:4-6

Matthew 3:1-4,11,12

Matthew 11:13,14

Mark 1:4-8

Luke 1:17

Luke 7:24-28

John 1:23,24

JND v11, pp132

JND Collected writings. Note comments from Chs. 40-50 of Isaiah ect.

Prepare Ye the Way in the Wilderness

John the son of Zacharias as Christ's forerunner saying "prepare ye the way of the Lord". See most links in Isaiah 40:3-5.

Luke 3:3-6 (P,M)

Isaiah 40:3-5

At His baptism. Father's delight in His Son. Beginning of His public service. His identification with His people (the remnant).

Luke 3:22

2 Samuel 7:14

Psalms 2:7

Looks more to the coming millennial rule of Christ.

Isaiah 42:1-4

Matthew 3:17 (P,M)

Mark 1:11

Christ's Public Service During the 3 1/2 Years

The Father's delight in Christ and the beginning of His public service. See Matt. 3:17.

Luke 3:22 (P)

Matthew 3:17

The Spirit resting upon Christ.

Luke 3:22

Isaiah 11:2 (P,M)

Isaiah 42:1

Matthew 3:16

Mark 1:9,10

John 1:32,33

Christ as Branch and Root

Root out of a dry ground, derived nothing from this scene. See many references in Isaiah 4:2. As a tender sapling (plant). See references in Luke 2:39,40,3:22,and the Father's voice "in thee have I found my delight".

Luke 3:22

Isaiah 4:2

Isaiah 53:2 (P,M)

Luke 2:39,40

The Holy Spirit coming and resting on Christ. His committal to the remnant and beginning of His public service.

Luke 3:22

Isaiah 11:2

Matthew 3:16 (P)

Mark 1:9,10

John 1:32

Christ's Public Service During the 3 1/2 Years

The Holy Spirit descending upon Christ. See Matt. 3:16, also Isaiah 11:2.

Luke 3:22 (P)

Isaiah 11:2

Matthew 3:16


The Lord's genealogy from Joseph in Matthew is more official and includes Solomon but Luke's follows the seed of the woman Gen. 3:15 and carries on with Nathan Luke 3:31. See how Solomon's is ended in Jeremiah 22:29-30.

Luke 3:31 (G)

Nathan is the continuation rather than Solomon. Mary's line links with Genesis 3:15 and Galatians 4:4-5.

1 Kings 9:6

Promise to Solomon more conditional. His end was bad.

Jeremiah 22:29-30

Line ends with Coniah.

Jeremiah 52:31

Solomon's line ends with Jehoiachin-Coniah.

12 Tribes of Israel

Promise of Christ through Judah

Luke 3:33

Genesis 49:10 (P,M)

2 Samuel 7:13

Matthew 1:1,2

Hebrews 7:14

12 Tribes of Israel

Christ of the tribe of Judah. See Gen. 49:10.

Luke 3:33 (P,M)

Genesis 49:10

12 Tribes of Israel

Christ also established in Isaac. See Gen. 17:19.

Luke 3:34 (P,M)

Genesis 17:19


Different covenants are Edenic Gen2:16; Adamic Gen.3:15; Noahic Gen9:16; Abrahamic Gen.12:2; Palestinic Ex.6:4; Levitic Nu25:12,13; Davidic 2Sam.7:16; New Covenant Jer.31:31-40,32:40; Everlasting Is.55:3,61:8; and Ezek.37:26.

Luke 3:34

Christ's lineage from Isaac

Genesis 2:6


Genesis 3:15


Genesis 9:16


Genesis 12:2


Genesis 17:19 (P,M)

Christ of the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Exodus 6:4


Numbers 25:2


2 Samuel 7:16


Isaiah 55:3


Isaiah 59:19-21

My spirit that is upon thee.

Isaiah 61:8


Jeremiah 31:31-34

New covenant.

Jeremiah 32:40


Jeremiah 33:22-26

Ezekiel 11:19

Put a new spirit within them.

Ezekiel 16:60-63


Ezekiel 20:37

Bond of the covenant

Ezekiel 34:25

Covenant of peace.

Ezekiel 36:27

Put my spirit within you.

Ezekiel 37:26


Hosea 2:18-23

Covenant with animal, creeping things and bird life.

Hosea 6:1-4

Micah 7:20

Truth and mercy to Jacob and Abraham, going back to the unconditional Abrahamic covenant.

Zechariah 9:11-17

Matthew 1:1

Christ's lineage from Abraham

Romans 11:25-27

Link back to Isaiah 59:19-21.

Hebrews 2:18

Christ taking hold of the seed of Abraham.

Hebrews 8:8-11

Contrast of old covenant to new. See Jer. 31 & 32 and footnote "a"in Lev 26:42 J.N.D. bible.