And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS…
1. It signifies purification. Christ committed no sin, but stood for sinful man.
2. It signified obedience (Genesis 17:12). He was "made under the law" (Galatians 4:4).
3. It signified consecration. This ordinance was part of the covenant between God and the Jewish nation, whereby they were to be counted "a peculiar treasure" unto God "above all people" (Exodus 19:5).
(D. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.