Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For this is what the Lord has commanded us:I have made you
a light for the Gentiles
to bring salvation
to the endsof the earth.

New American Standard Bible

"For so the Lord has commanded us, 'I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.'"

King James Version

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.

International Standard Version

For that is what the Lord ordered us to do: "I have made you a light to the gentiles to be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth.'"

A Conservative Version

For so the Lord has commanded us: I have placed thee for a light of Gentiles, for thee to be for salvation as far as the extremity of the earth.

American Standard Version

For so hath the Lord commanded us,'saying , I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Amplified

For so the Lord has charged us, saying, I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles (the heathen), that you may bring [eternal] salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.

An Understandable Version

For the Lord commanded us to do this by saying, 'I have appointed you to be a light to the [unconverted] Gentiles, so that you should be [the occasion] for [bringing] salvation to the farthest corner of the earth.' "

Anderson New Testament

For thus has the Lord given us commandment: I have placed thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be for salvation to the most distant part of the earth.

Bible in Basic English

For so the Lord has given us orders, saying, I have given you for a light to the Gentiles so that you may be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

Common New Testament

For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

Daniel Mace New Testament

for thus has the Lord commanded us, "I have appointed you to be a light to the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the remotest parts of the earth."

Darby Translation

for thus has the Lord enjoined us: I have set thee for a light of the nations, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the end of the earth.

Godbey New Testament

For thus the Lord has commanded us, I have placed thee for a light of the Gentiles, that thou shalt be for salvation unto the extremity of the earth.

Goodspeed New Testament

For these are the orders the Lord has given us: " 'I have made you a light for the heathen, To be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth!' "

John Wesley New Testament

For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set Thee for a light of the Gentiles, that Thou mightest be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles that thou should be for saving health unto the ends of the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

For so has the Lord commanded us, I have set thee for a light of the nations, for thee to be for salvation even to the last of the earth.

King James 2000

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have appointed you {to be} a light for the Gentiles, {that you would bring} salvation to the end of the earth.'

Modern King James verseion

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "I have set You to be a light of the nations, for salvation to the end of the earth."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For so hath the Lord commanded us, 'I have made thee a light to the gentiles, that thou be salvation unto the end of the world.'"

Moffatt New Testament

For these are the Lord's orders to us: I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the end of the earth."

Montgomery New Testament

"For such is God's command to us, saying, "I have set thee for a light to the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation to the uttermost part of the earth."

NET Bible

For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 'I have appointed you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

New Heart English Bible

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'"

Noyes New Testament

For thus hath the Lord commanded us: "I have set thee to be a light of the gentiles, that thou mayst bring salvation even to the end of the earth."

Sawyer New Testament

For thus has the Lord commanded us; I have set you for a light of nations, that you should be a salvation even to the end of the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

For so hath the Lord commanded us - I have set thee for a light of nations, that thou mayest be for salvation unto the end of the earth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For so hath the Lord enjoined us, "I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, that thou mightest be for salvation unto the extremity of the earth."

Twentieth Century New Testament

For this is the Lord's command to us--'I have destined thee for a Light to the Gentiles, a means of Salvation to the ends of the earth'."

Webster

For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvation to the ends of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament

For such is the Lord's command to us. "'I have placed Thee,' He says of Christ, 'as a light to the Gentiles, in order that Thou mayest be a Saviour as far as the remotest parts of the earth.'"

Williams New Testament

For here are the orders that the Lord has given us: 'I have made you a light to the heathen, To be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth.'"

World English Bible

For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'"

Worrell New Testament

for so hath the Lord commanded us, 'I have set Thee for a Light of the gentiles, that Thou mayest be for salvation to the uttermost part of the earth.'"

Worsley New Testament

for so the Lord hath commanded us, saying, "I have appointed thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the utmost part of the earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

for so hath the Lord commanded us: I have set thee for a light of nations -- for thy being for salvation unto the end of the earth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

ἐντέλλομαι 
Entellomai 
Usage: 10

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

ἐντέλλομαι 
Entellomai 
Usage: 10

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

to be
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

a light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

of the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

that thou
σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

σωτηρία 
Soteria 
Usage: 43

ἕως 
heos 
till, unto, until, to, till 9,
Usage: 74

the ends
ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

References

Easton

Context Readings

Paul Turns To The Gentiles

46 Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: “It was necessary that God’s message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles! 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us:I have made you
a light for the Gentiles
to bring salvation
to the endsof the earth.
48 When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.



Cross References

Isaiah 49:6

He says,
“It is not enough for you to be My Servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,
to be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”

Isaiah 42:6

“I, Yahweh, have called You
for a righteous purpose,
and I will hold You by Your hand.
I will keep You and appoint You
to be a covenant for the people
and a light to the nations,

Luke 2:32

a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to Your people Israel.

Isaiah 45:22

Turn to Me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth.
For I am God,
and there is no other.

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Psalm 22:27-29

All the ends of the earth will remember
and turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations
will bow down before You,

Psalm 67:2-7

so that Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.

Psalm 72:7-8

May the righteous flourish in his days
and prosperity abound
until the moon is no more.

Psalm 96:1-2

Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Psalm 98:2-3

The Lord has made His victory known;
He has revealed His righteousness
in the sight of the nations.

Psalm 117:1-2

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Glorify Him, all peoples!

Isaiah 2:1-3

The vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

Isaiah 24:13-16

For this is how it will be on earth
among the nations:
like a harvested olive tree,
like a gleaning after a grape harvest.

Isaiah 42:1

“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him.
I have put My Spirit on Him;
He will bring justice to the nations.

Isaiah 42:9-12

The past events have indeed happened.
Now I declare new events;
I announce them to you before they occur.”

Isaiah 52:10

The Lord has displayed His holy arm
in the sight of all the nations;
all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 59:19-20

They will fear the name of Yahweh in the west
and His glory in the east;
for He will come like a rushing stream
driven by the wind of the Lord.

Isaiah 60:3

Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your radiance.

Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in a time of distress,
the nations will come to You
from the ends of the earth, and they will say,
“Our fathers inherited only lies,
worthless idols of no benefit at all.”

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.

Amos 9:12

so that they may possess
the remnant of Edom
and all the nations
that are called by My name
this is the Lord’s declaration—He will do this.

Micah 4:2-3

and many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us about His ways
so we may walk in His paths.”
For instruction will go out of Zion
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Micah 5:7

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for mankind.

Zephaniah 3:9-10

For I will then restore
pure speech to the peoples
so that all of them may call
on the name of Yahweh
and serve Him with a single purpose.

Zechariah 2:11

“Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on that day and become My people. I will dwell among you, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me to you.

Zechariah 8:20-23

The Lord of Hosts says this: “Peoples will yet come, the residents of many cities;

Malachi 1:11

“For My name will be great among the nations, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Incense and pure offerings will be presented in My name in every place because My name will be great among the nations,” says Yahweh of Hosts.

Matthew 28:19

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Mark 16:15

Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 24:47

and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites.

Acts 15:14-16

Simeon has reported how God first intervened to take from the Gentiles a people for His name.

Acts 22:21

“Then He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’

Acts 26:17-18

I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them

Acts 26:23

that the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles.”

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