Faithlife Verse of the Day


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Luke 2:30–32 NET

2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation90

2:31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples:91

2:32 a light,92

for revelation to the Gentiles,

and for glory93 to your people Israel.”

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90sn To see Jesus, the Messiah, is to see God’s salvation.
91sn Is the phrase all peoples a reference to Israel alone, or to both Israel and the Gentiles? The following verse makes it clear that all peoples includes Gentiles, another key Lukan emphasis (Luke 24:47Acts 10:34–43).
92tn The syntax of this verse is disputed. Most read “light” and “glory” in parallelism, so Jesus is a light for revelation to the Gentiles and is glory to the people for Israel. Others see “light” (1:78–79) as a summary, while “revelation” and “glory” are parallel, so Jesus is light for all, but is revelation for the Gentiles and glory for Israel. Both readings make good sense and either could be correct, but Luke 1:78–79 and Acts 26:22–23 slightly favor this second option.
93sn In other words, Jesus is a special cause for praise and honor (“glory”) for the nation.

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