Luke 2:36-40 LEB

The Testimony of Anna

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher (she was advanced {in years},a having lived with [her] husband seven years {after her marriage},b

References for Luke 2:36

    • • 2:36 - Literally "with many days"
    • – 2:36 - Literally "from her virginity"
      37 and herself [as] a widow up to eighty-four years)c who did not depart from the temple with fastings and prayers, serving night and day.

      References for Luke 2:37

        • — 2:37 - Or "eighty-four years as a widow"
          38 And at [that] same hour she approached [and]d began to give thankse to God, and to speak about him to all those who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

          References for Luke 2:38

            • ˜ 2:38 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("approached") has been translated as a finite verb
            • ™ 2:38 - The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to give thanks")
              39 And when they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
              40 And the child was growing and becoming strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.