Luke 2:32

“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.
- Basic English Bible

a light for revelation of [the] Gentiles and [the] glory of thy people Israel.
- Darby Bible

A light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
- Webster's Bible

A light to shine upon the Gentiles, And the glory of Thy people Israel."
- Weymouth Bible

a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."
- World English Bible

liyt to the schewyng of hethene men, and glorie of thi puple Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

a light to the uncovering of nations, and the glory of Thy people Israel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:32


2:32 And the glory of thy people Israel - For after the Gentiles are enlightened, all Israel shall be saved.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:32


Lu 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles. Scholars have said that in the work of opening the gates of Christianity to the Gentiles, Stephen was the forerunner of Paul. Might it not be said that Simeon was the forerunner of Stephen, and the Gentile Luke the historian of both? Yet the true doctrine on the subject is explicitly and repeatedly declared not only here, but in the prophecies of the Old Testament. Compare Isa 9:2 40:1 49:6.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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