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a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”
31, 32. all people—all the peoples, mankind at large.
a light to the Gentiles—then in thick darkness.
glory of thy people Israel—already Thine, and now, in the believing portion of it, to be so more gloriously than ever. It will be observed that this "swan-like song, bidding an eternal farewell to this terrestrial life" [Olshausen], takes a more comprehensive view of the kingdom of Christ than that of Zacharias, though the kingdom they sing of is one.