The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned.
"I, the LORD, have called you for a righteous [purpose], and I will hold you by your hand. I will keep you, and I make you a covenant for the people [and] a light to the nations,
in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, [and] those sitting in darkness from the prison house.
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."
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD shines over you.
For look, darkness covers the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the LORD will shine over you, and His glory will appear over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your radiance.
The people who live in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the shadowland of death, light has dawned.
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have appointed you as a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth."
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.
Therefore, let it be known to you that this saving work of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!"
Now I say that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers,
and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written: Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles, and I will sing psalms to Your name.
His salvation is very near those who fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land.
On that day the branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of Israel's survivors.
All the descendants of Israel will be justified and find glory through the LORD.
The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.
Has a nation [ever] exchanged its gods? (but they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.
The declaration of the LORD: "I will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it."
in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God's glory illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb.