Bible: Luke 2:28-35

2:28 Simeon 1  took him in his arms and blessed God, saying, 2 

2:29Now, according to your word, 3  Sovereign Lord, 4  permit 5  your servant 6  to depart 7  in peace.

2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation 8 

2:31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 9 

2:32 a light, 10 

for revelation to the Gentiles,

and for glory 11  to your people Israel.”

2:33 So 12  the child’s 13  father 14  and mother were amazed 15  at what was said about him. 2:34 Then 16  Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “Listen carefully: 17  This child 18  is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising 19  of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected. 20  2:35 Indeed, as a result of him the thoughts 21  of many hearts will be revealed 22 and a sword 23  will pierce your own soul as well! 24 

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