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.
and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
"Go," replied the Lord; "he is a chosen instrument of Mine to carry My name to the Gentiles and to kings and to the descendants of Israel.
"'Go,' He replied; 'I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'"
I will save you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes,
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations; baptize them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
Then He said to them, "Go the whole world over, and proclaim the Good News to all mankind.
and that proclamation would be made, in His name, of repentance and forgiveness of sins to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem.
since the Christ was to be a suffering Christ, and by coming back from the dead was then to be the first to proclaim a message of light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
A light to shine upon the Gentiles, And the glory of Thy people Israel."
Symeon has related how God first looked graciously on the Gentiles to take from among them a People to be called by His name.