THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Luke (Author Luke)

2:25And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

2:26And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

2:27And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

2:28Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

2:29Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

2:30For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2:31Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

2:32A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

2:33And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

2:34And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

2:35(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

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