22Andwhen the days of herpurificationaccording to the law of Moses were accomplished , they broughthimtoJerusalem, to present him to the Lord;23
(As it is writtenin the law of the Lord , Everymale that openeth the womb shall be calledholy to the Lord;)
24And to offer a sacrificeaccording to that which is saidin the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves,ortwoyoungpigeons.25And,behold , there was a maninJerusalem,whosename was Simeon;and the sameman was justanddevout,waiting for the consolation of Israel:and the HolyGhostwasuponhim.26And it wasrevealed unto himby the HolyGhost, that he shouldnotseedeath,beforehe had seen the Lord'sChrist.27And he cameby the Spiritinto the temple:and when the parentsbroughtin the childJesus, to doforhimafter the custom of the law,28Thentookhehimupinhisarms,andblessedGod,andsaid ,
29Lord,now lettest thouthyservantdepartinpeace,according to thyword:30Formineeyes have seenthysalvation,31Which thou hast preparedbefore the face of allpeople;32
A lighttolighten the Gentiles,and the glory of thypeopleIsrael.33AndJosephandhismothermarvelledat those things which were spokenofhim.34AndSimeonblessedthem,andsaiduntoMaryhismother,Behold , this child is setfor the falland rising again of manyinIsrael;andfor a sign which shall be spoken against ;
(Yea, a sword shall pierce throughthyownsoul also,) that the thoughtsofmanyheartsmay be revealed .