“For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us - By sending us forth, and giving us an opportunity of fulfilling what he had foretold. I have set thee - The Father speaks to Christ. #Isaiah 49:6|.
Ac 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded. It was not only the Lord's will that they should preach first to the Jews, but that they should then turn to the Gentiles. So the Lord had shown in their own prophets. Isa 49:6 is quoted, where Christ is declared to be "a light of the Gentiles", and appointed "for salvation to the ends of the earth"; a world Savior.