Luke 2:18-28 NIV

18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.1

References for Luke 2:19

      20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God2 for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

      References for Luke 2:20

      Jesus Presented in the Temple

      21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him,3 he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.4

      References for Luke 2:21

      22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses5 had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

      References for Luke 2:22

      23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"a ),6

      References for Luke 2:23

      24 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."b7

      References for Luke 2:24

      25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.8 He was waiting for the consolation of Israel,9 and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

      References for Luke 2:25

      26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
      27 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,10

      References for Luke 2:27

          28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: