“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,
(D)To open blind eyes,
To (E)bring out prisoners from the prison,
Those who sit in (F)darkness from the prison house.

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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,
To (F)open blind eyes,
To (G)bring out prisoners from the dungeon
And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.

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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),

To open the eyes of the blind,
To bring out prisoners from the dungeon
And those who sit in darkness from the prison.(A)

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“I, the Lord, have called(A) you in righteousness;(B)
    I will take hold of your hand.(C)
I will keep(D) you and will make you
    to be a covenant(E) for the people
    and a light(F) for the Gentiles,(G)
to open eyes that are blind,(H)
    to free(I) captives from prison(J)
    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.(K)

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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;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

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16 (A)The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.”

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16 (A)The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.”

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16 
The people who were sitting (living) in [spiritual] darkness have seen a great Light,
And for those who were sitting (living) in the land and shadow of [spiritual and moral] death,
Upon them a Light has dawned.”(A)

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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.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

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78 Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the [a]Dayspring from on high [b]has visited us;
79 (A)To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To (B)guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:78 Lit. Dawn; the Messiah
  2. Luke 1:78 NU shall visit

78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which (A)the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
79 (B)To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the (C)way of peace.”

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78 
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise (the Messiah) from on high will dawn and visit us,(A)
79 
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
To guide our feet [in a straight line] into the way of peace and serenity.”(B)

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78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
    by which the rising sun(A) will come to us from heaven
79 to shine on those living in darkness
    and in the shadow of death,(B)
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”(C)

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78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

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

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10 Those who (A)sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
(B)Bound[a] in affliction and irons—

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 107:10 Prisoners

10 There were those who (A)lived in darkness and in [a]the shadow of death,
(B)Prisoners in misery and [b]chains,

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 107:10 Or deep gloom
  2. Psalm 107:10 Lit irons

10 
Some dwelt in darkness and in the deep (deathly) darkness,
Prisoners [bound] in misery and chains,(A)

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