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 ye shall receive power, the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and Samaria, and to the utmost limit of the earth."
But the Lord said to him, "Go your way; because this man is to Me a chosen vessel to bear My name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel;
And He said to me, 'Depart, because I will send you far hence to the gentiles.'
delivering you from the people and the gentiles, to whom I send you,
going, therefore, disciple ye all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
And He said to them, "Going into all the world, preach the Gospel to the whole creation.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
that the Christ was destined to suffer; that He, first out of a resurrection of the dead, is destined to declare light both to the people and to the gentiles."
Simeon declared how God first visited the gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name.