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Acts 13:47 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

47 This is what the Lord told us to do:

‘I have made you a light for the other nations,
    to show people all over the world the way to be saved.’”

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Acts 13:47 Expanded Bible (EXB)

47 [L For] This is what the Lord ·told us to do [commanded us], saying:

‘I have ·made [appointed] you a light for the ·nations [Gentiles];
    ·you will show people all over the world the way to be saved [L to bring salvation to the ends of the earth; Is. 42:6; 49:6; Acts 1:8].’”

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Acts 13:47 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

I have made you
a light for the Gentiles
to bring salvation
to the end of the earth.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 13:47 Is 49:6
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Acts 13:47 English Standard Version (ESV)

47 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.’”

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Isaiah 49:6 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

And now he says, “You are a very important servant to me.
    You must bring back to me the tribes of Jacob.
    You must bring back the people of Israel who are still alive.
But I have something else for you to do that is even more important:
    I will make you a light for the other nations.
    You will show people all over the world the way to be saved.”

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

Isaiah 49:6 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Now he told me,
“·You are an important servant to me [It is too small a thing; or Is it too small a thing…?]
    to ·bring back [restore; raise up] the tribes of Jacob,
    to bring back the ·people of Israel who are left alive [remnant/preserved ones of Israel].
I will make you a light for the nations [42:6; Luke 2:32; Acts 13:47]
    so that my salvation will reach ·people all over the world [L the end of the earth].”

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Isaiah 49:6 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

he says,
“It is not enough for you to be my servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,
to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.”

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Isaiah 49:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

he says:
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
    to raise up the tribes of Jacob
    and to bring back the preserved of Israel;
I will make you as a light for the nations,
    that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Romans 11:13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

13 Now I am speaking to you people who are not Jews. I am an apostle to the non-Jewish people. So while I have that work, I will do the best I can.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Romans 11:13 Expanded Bible (EXB)

13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. ·Since [or As long as] I am an apostle to the Gentiles [Acts 9:15; 22:21; Gal. 2:8], I ·will make the most of [glory in; take pride in; magnify] my ministry.

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Romans 11:13 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Insofar as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

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Romans 11:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Ephesians 3:1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Paul’s Work for the Non-Jewish People

So I, Paul, am a prisoner because I serve Christ Jesus for you who are not Jews.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Ephesians 3:1 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Paul’s Work in Telling the Good News

·So [For this reason] I, Paul, a prisoner [C Paul is probably writing from house arrest in Rome, about ad 60; see Acts 28:30–31] of Christ Jesus ·for [for the sake of] you Gentiles—[C Paul is about to pray for the Ephesians, but instead digresses into a description of his ministry until v. 14].

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Ephesians 3:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles

For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Ephesians 3:1 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Acts 22:21 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

21 “But Jesus said to me, ‘Leave now. I will send you far away to the non-Jewish people.’”

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Acts 22:21 Expanded Bible (EXB)

21 But the Lord said to me, ‘·Leave now [Go!]. I will send you far away to the ·other nations [Gentiles].’”

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Acts 22:21 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

21 “He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’

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Acts 22:21 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’

English Standard Version (ESV)

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