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Luke 2:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— a light for revelation of [the] Gentiles and [the] glory of thy people Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A light for the unveiling of nations, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— a light to the uncovering of nations, and the glory of Thy people Israel.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— A light for the revelation of the peoples, And the glory of thy people Isroel.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— a light for a revelation to the Gentiles, and a glory for thy people Israel.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A light 5457
{5457} Prime
From an obsolete φάω [[phao]] (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative).
to 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
lighten 602
{0602} Prime
From G0601; disclosure.
the Gentiles, 1484
{1484} Prime
Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the glory 1391
{1391} Prime
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
of thy 4675
{4675} Prime
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
people 2992
{2992} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace).
Israel. 2474
{2474} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3478]; Israel (that is, Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 2:31-32.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 2:25-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 2:32

And the glory of thy people Israel — For after the Gentiles are enlightened, all Israel shall be saved.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah 42:6-7 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; ... To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Acts 13:47-48 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. ... And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it.
Romans 15:8-9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers: ... And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.


Psalms 85:9 Surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Jeremiah 2:11 Hath a nation changed [their] gods, which [are] yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for [that which] doth not profit.
Zechariah 2:5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
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Ps 85:9. Is 4:2; 9:2; 42:6; 45:25; 49:6; 60:1, 19. Jr 2:11. Zc 2:5. Mt 4:16. Ac 13:47; 28:28. Ro 15:8. 1Co 1:31. Rv 21:23.

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