Isaiah 42:6

Hebrew Bible

5 This is what the true God, the Lord, says—the one who created the sky and stretched it out, the one who fashioned the earth and everything that lives on it, the one who gives breath to the people on it, and life to those who live on it: 6I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people and a light to the nations, 7 to open blind eyes, to release prisoners from dungeons, those who live in darkness from prisons. 8 “I am the Lord! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else or the praise due me with idols.

Luke 2:30

New Testament

28 Simeon took him in his arms and blessed God, saying, 29 “Now, according to your word, Sovereign Lord, permit your servant to depart in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. 33 So the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.

 Notes and References

"... Along this cosmic kingship, Luke unmistakably places Jesus of Nazareth within the tradition of Israel's prophets. As with his kingship, this aspect of Jesus' identification is announced even before he is born, when Mary praises God for the anticipated arrival of Jesus, employing language of Scripture that has strongly prophetic overtones. When the infant Jesus is presented in the Jerusalem temple, Simeon draws on the wording of Isaiah (Luke 2:30-32; Isaiah 42:6; 46:13, 49:6, 9; 52:10) ..."

Gaventa, Beverly R. "Learning and Relearning the Identity of Jesus from Luke-Acts" in Gaventa, Beverly Roberts, and Richard B. Hays, ed. Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (p. 157) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008

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