Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.(A)
Your righteousness will go before you,(B)
and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.(C)

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The Righteous Branch of David

“The days are coming”(A)—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“when I will raise up a Righteous Branch of David.(B)
He will reign wisely as king
and administer justice and righteousness in the land.(C)

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“Listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues sitting before you; indeed, these men are a sign that I am about to bring My servant, the Branch.(A)

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12 You are to tell him: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Here is a man whose name is Branch;(A) He will branch out from His place and build the Lord’s temple.

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But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings,(A) and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:2 Or like stall-fed calves

49 And look, I am sending you[a] what My Father promised.(A) As for you, stay in the city[b] until you are empowered[c](B) from on high.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:49 Lit upon you
  2. Luke 24:49 Other mss add of Jerusalem
  3. Luke 24:49 Lit clothed with power

For it says:

When He ascended(A) on high,
He took prisoners into captivity;[a]
He gave gifts to people.(B)[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:8 Or He led the captives
  2. Ephesians 4:8 Ps 68:18

19 So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place,(A) until the day dawns(B) and the morning star(C) rises in your hearts.

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