Luke 1:79
New International Version
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."

New Living Translation
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace."

English Standard Version
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Berean Study Bible
to shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Berean Literal Bible
to shine upon those sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace."

New American Standard Bible
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace."

King James Bible
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Christian Standard Bible
to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Contemporary English Version
On us who live in the dark shadow of death this light will shine to guide us into a life of peace.

Good News Translation
and to shine from heaven on all those who live in the dark shadow of death, to guide our steps into the path of peace."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

International Standard Version
to shine on those who sit in darkness and in death's shadow, and to guide our feet into the way of peace."

NET Bible
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

New Heart English Bible
to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“To enlighten those who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, that he may direct our feet in the path of peace.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will give light to those who live in the dark and in death's shadow. He will guide us into the way of peace."

New American Standard 1977
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
to give light to those that dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.

King James 2000 Bible
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

American King James Version
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

American Standard Version
To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Darby Bible Translation
to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in [the] shadow of death, to guide our feet into [the] way of peace.

English Revised Version
To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shades of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Weymouth New Testament
Dawning on those who now dwell in the darkness and shadow of death--To direct our feet into the path of peace."

World English Bible
to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace."

Young's Literal Translation
To give light to those sitting in darkness and death-shade, To guide our feet to a way of peace.'
Study Bible
Zechariah's Song
78because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the Dawn will visit us from on high, 79to shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” 80And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until the time of his public appearance to Israel.…
Cross References
Psalm 107:10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in misery and chains,

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.

Isaiah 42:16
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 59:8
The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their tracks. They have turned them into crooked paths; no one who treads on them will know peace.

Matthew 4:16
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."

Acts 10:36
He has sent this message to the people of Israel, proclaiming the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Treasury of Scripture

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

give.

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

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 42:7,16
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house…

and.

Job 3:5
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 10:22
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

to guide.

Psalm 25:8-10,12
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way…

Psalm 85:10-13
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other

Proverbs 3:17
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.







Lexicon
to shine on
ἐπιφᾶναι (epiphanai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2014: From epi and phaino; to shine upon, i.e. Become visible or known.

those who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

live
καθημένοις (kathēmenois)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

darkness
σκότει (skotei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

in [the] shadow
σκιᾷ (skia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4639: Apparently a primary word; 'shade' or a shadow (darkness of error or an adumbration).

of death,
θανάτου (thanatou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

to guide
κατευθῦναι (kateuthynai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2720: (a) I make straight, (b) met: I put in the right way, direct. From kata and euthuno; to straighten fully, i.e. direct.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

feet
πόδας (podas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] path
ὁδὸν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

of peace.”
εἰρήνης (eirēnēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.
(79) To give light to them that sit in darkness.--The words are an echo of those of Isaiah 9:2, which we have already met with in Matthew 4:16, where see Note. Here they carry on the thought of the sunrise lighting up the path of those who had sat all night long in the dark ravine, and whose feet were now guided into "the way of peace," that word including, as it always did, with the Hebrew, every form of blessedness.

Verse 79. - To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. It would seem that for a moment the Hebrew priest saw beyond the narrow horizon of Israel, and that here, in the close of his glorious song, he caught sight of the distant far-reaching isles of the Gentiles, over which so deep a darkness brooded for ages. 1:67-80 Zacharias uttered a prophecy concerning the kingdom and salvation of the Messiah. The gospel brings light with it; in it the day dawns. In John the Baptist it began to break, and increased apace to the perfect day. The gospel is discovering; it shows that about which we were utterly in the dark; it is to give light to those that sit in darkness, the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. It is reviving; it brings light to those that sit in the shadow of death, as condemned prisoners in the dungeon. It is directing; it is to guide our feet in the way of peace, into that way which will bring us to peace at last, Ro 3:17. John gave proofs of strong faith, vigorous and holy affections, and of being above the fear and love of the world. Thus he ripened for usefulness; but he lived a retired life, till he came forward openly as the forerunner of the Messiah. Let us follow peace with all men, as well as seek peace with God and our own consciences. And if it be the will of God that we live unknown to the world, still let us diligently seek to grow strong in the grace of Jesus Christ.
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