New American Standard Bible
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace."
King James Bible
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Darby Bible Translation
to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
World English Bible
to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace."
Young's Literal Translation
To give light to those sitting in darkness and death-shade, To guide our feet to a way of peace.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To give light ... - See the notes at Matthew 4:16.
To guide our feet ... - The figure in these verses is taken from travelers, who, being overtaken by night, know not what to do, and who wait patiently for the morning light, that they may know which way to go. So man wandered. So he became benighted. So he sat in the shadow of death. So he knew not which way to go until the Sun of righteousness arose, and then the light shone brightly on his way, and the road was open to the promised land of rest - to heaven.
This song of Zechariah is exceedingly beautiful. It expresses with elegance the great points of the plan of redemption, and the mercy of God in providing that plan. That mercy is "great." It is worthy of praise - of our highest, loftiest songs of thanksgiving; for we were in the shadow of death - sinful, wretched, wandering - and the light arose, the gospel came, and people may rejoice in hope of eternal life.
LibrarySeptember 9 Morning
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Judgment Upon Zacharias
Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
"I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone."
They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.
"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED."
"The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)--
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