Luke 2:25-35 CSB

Simeon's Prophetic Praise

25 There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel's consolation,a and the Holy Spirit was on him.

References for Luke 2:25

    • p 2:25 - The coming of the Messiah with His salvation for the nation; Lk 2:26,30; Isaiah 40:1; 61:2
      26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord's Messiah.
      27 Guided by the Spirit, he enteredb the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law,

      References for Luke 2:27

        • q 2:27 - Lit And in the Spirit, he came into the
          28 Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said:
          29 Now, Master, You can dismiss Your slave in peace, according to Your word.
          30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation.
          31 You have prepared [it] in the presence of all peoples-
          32 a light for revelation to the Gentilesc d and glory to Your people Israel.e

          References for Luke 2:32

            • r 2:32 - Or the nations
            • s 2:32 - Isaiah 42:6; 49:6,9
            • t 2:32 - Isaiah 46:13 LXX
              33 His father and motherf were amazed at what was being said about Him.

              References for Luke 2:33

                • u 2:33 - Other mss read But Joseph and His mother
                  34 Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: "Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposedg-

                  References for Luke 2:34

                    • v 2:34 - Or spoken against
                      35 and a sword will pierce your own soul-that the thoughtsh of many hearts may be revealed."

                      References for Luke 2:35

                        • w 2:35 - Or schemes