Acts 13:47
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New International Version
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

New Living Translation
For the Lord gave us this command when he said, 'I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.'"

English Standard Version
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

Berean Literal Bible
For thus the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you for a light of the Gentiles, you to be for salvation to the uttermost part of the earth.'"

New American Standard Bible
"For so the Lord has commanded us, 'I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.'"

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles to bring salvation to the ends of the earth."

International Standard Version
For that is what the Lord ordered us to do: 'I have made you a light to the gentiles to be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth.'"

NET Bible
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 'I have appointed you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

New Heart English Bible
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light to the nations, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For so our Lord commanded us just as it is written: 'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles to be life unto the ends of The Earth.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord gave us the following order: 'I have made you a light for the nations so that you would save people all over the world.'"

New American Standard 1977
“For thus the Lord has commanded us,
            ‘I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES,
            THAT YOU SHOULD BRING SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.’”



Jubilee Bible 2000
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles that thou should be for saving health unto the ends of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

American King James Version
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

American Standard Version
For so hath the Lord commanded us,'saying , I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For so the Lord hath commanded us: I have set thee to be the light of the Gentiles; that thou mayest be for salvation unto the utmost part of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
for thus has the Lord enjoined us: I have set thee for a light of the nations, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the end of the earth.

English Revised Version
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
For such is the Lord's command to us. "'I have placed Thee,' He says of Christ, 'as a light to the Gentiles, in order that Thou mayest be a Saviour as far as the remotest parts of the earth.'"

World English Bible
For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'"

Young's Literal Translation
for so hath the Lord commanded us: I have set thee for a light of nations -- for thy being for salvation unto the end of the earth.'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:42-52 The Jews opposed the doctrine the apostles preached; and when they could find no objection, they blasphemed Christ and his gospel. Commonly those who begin with contradicting, end with blaspheming. But when adversaries of Christ's cause are daring, its advocates should be the bolder. And while many judge themselves unworthy of eternal life, others, who appear less likely, desire to hear more of the glad tidings of salvation. This is according to what was foretold in the Old Testament. What light, what power, what a treasure does this gospel bring with it! How excellent are its truths, its precepts, its promises! Those came to Christ whom the Father drew, and to whom the Spirit made the gospel call effectual, Ro 8:30. As many as were disposed to eternal life, as many as had concern about their eternal state, and aimed to make sure of eternal life, believed in Christ, in whom God has treasured up that life, and who is the only Way to it; and it was the grace of God that wrought it in them. It is good to see honourable women devout; the less they have to do in the world, the more they should do for their own souls, and the souls of others: but it is sad, when, under colour of devotion to God, they try to show hatred to Christ. And the more we relish the comforts and encouragements we meet with in the power of godliness, and the fuller our hearts are of them, the better prepared we are to face difficulties in the profession of godliness.
Study Bible
The Gentiles Ask to Hear the Gospel
46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” 48When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.…
Cross References
Isaiah 42:6
"I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations,

Isaiah 49:6
He says, "It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth."

Luke 2:32
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel."
Treasury of Scripture

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

so.

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you…

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

I have.

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should …

Isaiah 42:1,6 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Isaiah 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness …

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

that thou.

Acts 15:14-16 Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, …

Psalm 22:27-29 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and …

Psalm 67:2-7 That your way may be known on earth, your saving health among all nations…

Psalm 72:7,8 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace …

Psalm 96:1,2 O sing to the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth…

Psalm 98:2,3 The LORD has made known his salvation: his righteousness has he openly …

Psalm 117:1,2 O praise the LORD, all you nations: praise him, all you people…

Isaiah 2:1-3 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem…

Isaiah 24:13-16 When thus it shall be in the middle of the land among the people, …

Isaiah 42:9-12 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: …

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; …

Isaiah 59:19,20 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of …

Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, …

Micah 4:2,3 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Zephaniah 3:9,10 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may …

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

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