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

  • A dsiciple
    Insight; the Law given through Moses was right from the mouth of God; NOTHING of his own thoughts! It was for the blood that the woman was unclean in giving birth; and for bringing to remembrance the redemption sacrifice of Christ for all who are born of women, that this purification was required. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is without sin; yet He subjected Himself to fulfill all righteousness.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Have you not read, or perhaps forgotten, that the Covenant God made with Abraham, He established for all the son's of the Covenant for ever? and shouldn't He also who made the Covenant, when He came in flesh, Himself be subject to His own oath? Why did Jesus go to John to be baptized? Because "Thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Circumcision is a sign in the flesh, of faith.
  • Insight777
    V22, the days were accomplished, 8 days passed, but it does not actually say Jesus was circumcised. The purpose of the birth of Jesus is to remove false religion to establish the true religion. Jesus never circumcised anyone or teach it. Woman, Mary, is not un-pure after giving birth. NO Blood sacrifice needed. Male babies are not holy and female babies unholy. Both are holy because God gave life.
  • Gloria
    Luke 2:52
    Is a verse that I like to include in my prayers for my children and grandchildren for favor with God and men, and to be prospered in all things.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David

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