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to shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death,

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and to direct our feet into the way of peace.

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to provide light to those who live in spiritual darkness and are close to spiritual death, and to guide our feet in the wholesome way.


1: “shadow of death”

The inclusion of a quote from David was intended as reference to him without using his name. In a discussion of the Messiah, any reference to David was seen as important because the Messiah had to come from the line of David. This was a confirmation that prophecy was being fulfilled.

2: “peace”

Jesus would also be called the “Prince of Peace.”