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

  • Irene123
    Vs. 8-12; every time I read these - I hear Linus; I am 74, but as with most adults I watched it with my kids. That scene with Linus will always be special to me. It was the only time 'religion' was allowed in a child's show.
  • A disciple
    "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." There has never been a problem with news and information getting out among the people, and all Israel knew what was reported about Jesus coming into the world. We too have been told all things by God.
  • A disciple
    "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." God in His great love and very good purposes has always had in His heart to save man, and to undo what the devil and sin has done to destroy us. Oh that all His works would praise Him!
  • Irene123
    To O. Bakre - I like the way you grouped the names together under one subject. Makes researching them easy. The Lord blessed you with that idea.
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Luke 2:52 is what any living soul should pray 4 from God, Jesus (King of Glory himself) grew in Wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, Samuel in favour with God and man 1 samuel 2:26, Abraham favour, Joseph favour, Moses Favour. all the people that are noteworthy in the Bible are in favour with God and Man. Therefore I pray to Grow in Wisdom,Stature and in Favour with God
  • Isaac jozabad
    just as Jesus increased in love,favor and wisdom every minister of Christ Jesus should increase in love favor and wisdom with God if he is ready to serve God and his people
    verse 51

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