But when the fulness of the time was come; the time, which answered the time appointed of the earthly father, mentioned Gal_4:2; when that time came in which God had designed to bring his people into the most perfect state of liberty, which in this life they are capable of.
God sent forth his Son, who was existent before, (being brought forth before the mountains or hills were settled, Pro_8:25), but not
sent forth until this fulness of time came. And then
made of a woman, conceived in the womb of the virgin, by the power of the Holy Ghost overshadowing her.
Made under the law; to which, as God, he was not subject, (being himself the lawmaker), but he subjected himself. He was born in a nation, and of a parent, under the law; he was circumcised, and submitted to the ceremonial law; he in all things conformed his life to the rule of the law, and subjected himself to the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. Nothing of this is questioned, except the last; which yet appears also to have been necessary by what followeth in the next verse, for how else could he have redeemed those who were under the law; and this agreeth with what we had, Gal_3:13.