Luke 2:32

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
- King James Version

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

  • Sg
    Luke 2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, I have believed in God s salvation, I got saved. Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man Stature, he came in the flesh, and by his stripes we are healed.
  • Patty Tozi
    Jesus in my past l got on my knees crying out to thee in a harsh trial. I felt you so strong next to me, l wrote a song ON MY KNEES. I caught a glimpse of you and your white robe. How caring you were with me. I wrote that song of how l felt, when you were there. It later became a Blessing to many homeless and hurting people. I brought in two other strangers God sent me. Helped many. Am BLESSED!!
  • Naketha D Williams
    Wow.. what a beautiful blessing that God ga us his only son Jesus
  • Lady A
    Thank GOD for his son JESUS
    Love🙏🙏🙏
  • John Mount
    LOVE this passage!
  • BSP
    Verse 38~The Jews in the first century were looking for the Messiah to come and provide deliverance.

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