“I am the Lord; (A)I have called you[a] in righteousness;
    I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you (B)as a covenant for the people,
    (C)a light for the nations,

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 42:6 The Hebrew for you is singular; four times in this verse

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;
(A)I will make you (B)as a light for the nations,
    that (C)my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

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10 (A)The Lord has bared his holy arm
    before the eyes of all the nations,
(B)and all the ends of the earth shall see
    the salvation of our God.

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(A)And nations shall come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your rising.

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I Am the Light of the World

12 (A)Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, (B)“I am the light of the world. Whoever (C)follows me will not (D)walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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47 (A)For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

(B)“‘I have made you (C)a light for the Gentiles,
    that you may (D)bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

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23 (A)that the Christ (B)must suffer and that, (C)by being the first (D)to rise from the dead, (E)he would proclaim (F)light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

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