“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:32 And the glory of thy people Israel - For after the Gentiles are enlightened, all Israel shall be saved.
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.