New Living Translation
He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!"
King James Bible
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
a light for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.
World English Bible
a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
a light to the uncovering of nations, and the glory of Thy people Israel.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:32 And the glory of thy people Israel - For after the Gentiles are enlightened, all Israel shall be saved.
LibraryDecember the Nineteenth the Sun of Righteousness
"A light to lighten the Gentiles." --LUKE ii. 25-40. That was the wonder of wonders. Hitherto the light had been supposed to be for Israel alone; and now a heavenly splendour was to fall upon the Gentiles. Hitherto the light had been thought of as a lamp, illuming a single place; now it was to be a sun, shedding its glory upon a world. The "people that sat in darkness" are now to see "a great light." New regions are to be occupied; there is to be daybreak everywhere! "The Sun of Righteousness …
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The Wilderness: Temptation. Matthew 4:1-11. Mark 1:12, 13. Luke 4:1-13.
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
In that day the heir to David's throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.
"I, the LORD, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will take you by the hand and guard you, and I will give you to my people, Israel, as a symbol of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide the nations.
He says, "You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me. I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."
I will say to the prisoners, 'Come out in freedom,' and to those in darkness, 'Come into the light.' They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare.
"Listen to me, my people. Hear me, Israel, for my law will be proclaimed, and my justice will become a light to the nations.
"Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the LORD rises to shine on you.
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