[a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom(A) for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,(B) but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-21 is numbered 9:1-20.

13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,(A) which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill(B) what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
    Galilee of the Gentiles—
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](C)

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven(D) has come near.”

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Footnotes

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

Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am(A) the light of the world.(B) Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”(C)

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While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”(A)

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