Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth."
But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel.
Then he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
that the Christ was to suffer and be the first to rise from the dead, to proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."
"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.
he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."
Nations come to your light, kings to your bright light.
a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."
Simeon has explained how God first concerned himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for his name.
Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the Lord and turn to him! Let all the nations worship you!
Then those living on earth will know what you are like; all nations will know how you deliver your people.
During his days the godly will flourish; peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky.
Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
Here is the message about Judah and Jerusalem that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz.
This is what will happen throughout the earth, among the nations. It will be like when they beat an olive tree, and just a few olives are left at the end of the harvest.
Look, my earlier predictive oracles have come to pass; now I announce new events. Before they begin to occur, I reveal them to you."
Turn to me so you can be delivered, all you who live in the earth's remote regions! For I am God, and I have no peer.
The Lord reveals his royal power in the sight of all the nations; the entire earth sees our God deliver.
In the west, people respect the Lord's reputation; in the east they recognize his splendor. For he comes like a rushing stream driven on by wind sent from the Lord.
Then I said, "Lord, you give me strength and protect me. You are the one I can run to for safety when I am in trouble. Nations from all over the earth will come to you and say, 'Our ancestors had nothing but false gods -- worthless idols that could not help them at all.
However, in the future the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the sea which can be neither measured nor numbered. Although it was said to them, "You are not my people," it will be said to them, "You are children of the living God!"
As a result they will conquer those left in Edom and all the nations subject to my rule." The Lord, who is about to do this, is speaking!
Many nations will come, saying, "Come on! Let's go up to the Lord's mountain, to the temple of Jacob's God, so he can teach us his commands and we can live by his laws." For Zion will be the source of instruction; the Lord's teachings will proceed from Jerusalem.
Those survivors from Jacob will live in the midst of many nations. They will be like the dew the Lord sends, like the rain on the grass, that does not hope for men to come or wait around for humans to arrive.
Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give me acceptable praise. All of them will invoke the Lord's name when they pray, and will worship him in unison.
"Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on the day of salvation, and they will also be my people. Indeed, I will settle in the midst of you all." Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you.
The Lord who rules over all says, 'It will someday come to pass that people -- residents of many cities -- will come.
For from the east to the west my name will be great among the nations. Incense and pure offerings will be offered in my name everywhere, for my name will be great among the nations," says the Lord who rules over all.
God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth,
So go into the main streets and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.'
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
The words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written,