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Luke 2:31

    Luke 2:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which you have prepared before the face of all people;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Which you have made ready before the face of all nations;

    Webster's Revision

    Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;

    World English Bible

    which you have prepared before the face of all peoples;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:31

    Which thou hast prepared - Ὁ ἡτοιμασας, which thou hast Made Ready before the face, in the presence, of all people. Here salvation is represented under the notion of a feast, which God himself has provided for the whole world; and to partake of which he has invited all the nations of the earth. There seems a direct allusion here to Isaiah 25:6, etc. "In this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things," etc. Salvation is properly the food of the soul, by which it is nourished unto eternal life; he that receiveth not this, must perish for ever.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 2:31

    Before the face of all people - Whom thou hast provided for all people, or whom thou dost design to "reveal" to all people.