On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him,2 he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.322
When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses4 had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"a ),524
and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons."b625
Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.7 He was waiting for the consolation of Israel,8 and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,928
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,10 you now dismissc your servant in peace.1130
For my eyes have seen your salvation,12