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Luke 2:28-38 NIV

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismissa your servant in peace.

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    • h 2:29 - Or "promised," / "now dismiss"
      30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

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      31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
      32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”

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      33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
      34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

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      35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
      36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

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      37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.b She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

      References for Luke 2:37

        • i 2:37 - Or "then had been a widow for eighty-four years."
          38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

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          • a 2:2 - Or "This census took place before"
          • b 2:23 - Exodus 13:2,12
          • c 2:24 - Lev. 12:8
          • d 2:29 - Or "promised," / "now dismiss"
          • e 2:37 - Or "then had been a widow for eighty-four years."
          • f 2:49 - Or "be about my Father’s business"