There was also a prophetess,1 Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.2 She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.3
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.4
When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.5
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.6
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