Bible: Luke 2:21-27

2:21 At 1  the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given by the angel 2  before he was conceived in the womb.

Jesus’ Presentation at the Temple

2:22 Now 3  when the time came for their 4  purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary 5  brought Jesus 6  up to Jerusalem 7  to present him to the Lord 2:23 (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male 8  will be set apart to the Lord 9 ), 2:24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is specified in the law of the Lord, a pair of doves 10  or two young pigeons. 11 

The Prophecy of Simeon

2:25 Now 12  there was a man in Jerusalem 13  named Simeon who was righteous 14  and devout, looking for the restoration 15  of Israel, and the Holy Spirit 16  was upon him. 2:26 It 17  had been revealed 18  to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die 19  before 20  he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 21  2:27 So 22  Simeon, 23  directed by the Spirit, 24  came into the temple courts, 25  and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 26 

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