Other Translations of Luke 7:27
King James Version
27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
English Standard Version
27 This is he of whom it is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
27 He is the messenger Malachi announced when he wrote, I'm sending my messenger on ahead To make the road smooth for you.
New King James Version
27 This is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'
New Living Translation
27 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when they say, 'Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way before you.'
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 7:27
Commentary on Luke 7:19-35
(Read Luke 7:19-35)
To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.