The shepherds went back, singing praises to God for all they had heard and seen; it had been just as the angel had told them.
A week later, when the time came for the baby to be circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name which the angel had given him before he had been conceived. 1
References for Luke 2:21
2.21 a Lv 12.3; b Lk 1.31.
The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,
as it is written in the law of the Lord: "Every first-born male is to be dedicated to the Lord." 2
References for Luke 2:23
2.23 Ex 13.2, 12.
They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord. 3
References for Luke 2:24
2.22-24 Lv 12.6-8.
At that time there was a man named Simeon living in Jerusalem. He was a good, God-fearing man and was waiting for Israel to be saved. The Holy Spirit was with him
and had assured him that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's promised Messiah.
Led by the Spirit, Simeon went into the Temple. When the parents brought the child Jesus into the Temple to do for him what the Law required,
Simeon took the child in his arms and gave thanks to God:
"Now, Lord, you have kept your promise, and you may let your servant go in peace.
With my own eyes I have seen your salvation,