New International Version
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel."
New Living Translation
He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!"
English Standard Version
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”
Berean Study Bible
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel."
Berean Literal Bible
a light for revelation of the Gentiles, and glory of Your people Israel."
New American Standard Bible
A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."
King James Bible
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Your people Israel.
International Standard Version
a light that will reveal salvation to unbelievers and bring glory to your people Israel."
a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."
New Heart English Bible
a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The Light for the revelation of the Gentiles and The Glory to your people Israel.”
GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is a light that will reveal [salvation] to the nations and bring glory to your people Israel."
New American Standard 1977
A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES,
And the glory of Thy people Israel.”
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
2:25-35 The same Spirit that provided for the support of Simeon's hope, provided for his joy. Those who would see Christ must go to his temple. Here is a confession of his faith, that this Child in his arms was the Saviour, the salvation itself, the salvation of God's appointing. He bids farewell to this world. How poor does this world look to one that has Christ in his arms, and salvation in his view! See here, how comfortable is the death of a good man; he departs in peace with God, peace with his own conscience, in peace with death. Those that have welcomed Christ, may welcome death. Joseph and Mary marvelled at the things which were spoken of this Child. Simeon shows them likewise, what reason they had to rejoice with trembling. And Jesus, his doctrine, and people, are still spoken against; his truth and holiness are still denied and blasphemed; his preached word is still the touchstone of men's characters. The secret good affections in the minds of some, will be revealed by their embracing Christ; the secret corruptions of others will be revealed by their enmity to Christ. Men will be judged by the thoughts of their hearts concerning Christ. He shall be a suffering Jesus; his mother shall suffer with him, because of the nearness of her relation and affection.
Study BibleThe Prophecy of Simeon
…31which You have prepared in the sight of all people, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel.” 33The Child’s father and mother were amazed at what was spoken about Him.…
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; And His resting place will be glorious.
"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,
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."
Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.' Along the roads they will feed, And their pasture will be on all bare heights.
"Pay attention to Me, O My people, And give ear to Me, O My nation; For a law will go forth from Me, And I will set My justice for a light of the peoples.
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned."
which You have prepared in the sight of all people,
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.'"
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