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Passage Lookup: Luke 2:25-38

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Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
Luke 2:26
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.
Luke 2:27
Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,
Luke 2:28
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
Luke 2:29
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss[1] your servant in peace.
Luke 2:30
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
Luke 2:31
which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
Luke 2:32
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
Luke 2:33
The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
Luke 2:34
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
Luke 2:35
so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
Luke 2:36
There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
Luke 2:37
and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[1] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
Luke 2:38
Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
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