“I,(A) the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You (B)and give You as a covenant to the people,
As (C)a light to the Gentiles,

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“I am the Lord, I have (A)called You in righteousness,
I will also (B)hold You by the hand and (C)watch over You,
And I will appoint You as a (D)covenant to the people,
As a (E)light to the nations,

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“I am the Lord, I have called You (the Messiah) in righteousness [for a righteous purpose],
I will also take You by the hand and keep watch over You,
And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people [Israel],
As a light to the nations (Gentiles),

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I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

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Indeed 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 give You as a (A)light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”

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He says, “It is too [a]small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the (A)protected ones of Israel;
I will also make You a (B)light [b]of the nations
So that My salvation may [c]reach to the (C)end of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:6 Lit light
  2. Isaiah 49:6 Or to
  3. Isaiah 49:6 Lit be


He says, “It is too trivial a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the [a]survivors of Israel;
I will also make You a light to the nations
That My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:6 Lit spared.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

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36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become (A)sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and (B)was hidden from them.

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36 While you have the Light, (A)believe in the Light, so that you may become (B)sons of Light.”

These things Jesus proclaimed, and He went away and (C)hid Himself from them.

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36 While you have the Light, believe and trust in the Light [have faith in it, hold on to it, rely on it], so that you may become sons of Light [being filled with Light as followers of God].”

Jesus said these things, and then He left and hid Himself from them.

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36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

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46 (A)I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

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46 (A)I have come as Light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me will remain in darkness.

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46 I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness.

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46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

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12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, (A)“I am the light of the world. He who (B)follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, (A)I am the Light of the world; (B)the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, [a]I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 8:12 The second of the memorable “I am” statements. See note 6:35.

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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As long as I am in the world, (A)I am the light of the world.”

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