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21When the eight days were completed for his circumcision,#Lk 1:59 he was named Jesus#Lk 1:31 — the name given by the angel before he was conceived. 22And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished,#Lv 12:6-8 they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(just as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every firstborn male will be dedicated#2:23 Lit be called holy to the Lord#2:23Ex 13:2,12#Ex 11:5; 12:12,29; 13:2,12; 34:19; Dt 15:19) 24and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons#2:24Lv 5:11; 12:8#Lv 5:11; 12:8).
Simeon’s Prophetic Praise
25There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout,#Lk 1:6 looking forward to Israel’s consolation,#Ps 135:14; Is 40:1-2,11; 49:10,13; 51:3,12; 57:18; 61:2; 66:13; Jr 31:9; Mk 15:43; Lk 2:38; 23:51 and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit#Mt 2:12 that he would not see death before he saw the Lord’s Messiah.#Ps 89:48; Jn 8:51; Heb 11:5 27Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for him what was customary under the law, 28Simeon took him up in his arms, praised God, and said,
you can dismiss your servant in peace,
as you promised.
30For my eyes have seen your salvation.#Ps 119:166,174; Is 52:10; Lk 3:6
31You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples —
32a light for revelation to the Gentiles#2:32 Or the nations#Is 42:6; 49:6,9; Ac 13:47; 26:23
and glory to your people Israel.#Is 46:13 LXX
33His father and mother#2:33 Other mss read But Joseph and his mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and told his mother Mary: “Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel#Mt 21:44; 1Co 1:23; 2Co 2:16; 1Pt 2:8 and to be a sign that will be opposed#2:34 Or spoken against — 35and a sword will pierce your own soul — that the thoughts#2:35 Or schemes of many hearts may be revealed.”
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