Bible: Luke 2:25-35

The Prophecy of Simeon

2:25 Now 1  there was a man in Jerusalem 2  named Simeon who was righteous 3  and devout, looking for the restoration 4  of Israel, and the Holy Spirit 5  was upon him. 2:26 It 6  had been revealed 7  to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die 8  before 9  he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 10  2:27 So 11  Simeon, 12  directed by the Spirit, 13  came into the temple courts, 14  and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 15  2:28 Simeon 16  took him in his arms and blessed God, saying, 17 

2:29Now, according to your word, 18  Sovereign Lord, 19  permit 20  your servant 21  to depart 22  in peace.

2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation 23 

2:31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 24 

2:32 a light, 25 

for revelation to the Gentiles,

and for glory 26  to your people Israel.”

2:33 So 27  the child’s 28  father 29  and mother were amazed 30  at what was said about him. 2:34 Then 31  Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “Listen carefully: 32  This child 33  is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising 34  of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected. 35  2:35 Indeed, as a result of him the thoughts 36  of many hearts will be revealed 37 and a sword 38  will pierce your own soul as well! 39 

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