And when1eightdays had passed, abefore His circumcision, 2His name was then calledJesus, the namegiven by the angelbefore He was conceived in the womb.
223And when the days for their purificationaccording to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord23
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "4EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLEDHOLY TO THE LORD "),
and to offer a sacrificeaccording to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "5A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVESORTWOYOUNGPIGEONS."
And there was a man in Jerusalemwhosename was Simeon ; and thisman was 6righteous and devout, 7looking for the consolation of Israel ; and the HolySpirit was upon him.
And 8it had beenrevealed to him by the HolySpirit that he would not 9seedeathbefore he had seen the Lord'sbChrist.
And he came in the Spirit into the temple ; and when the parentsbrought in the childJesus, c10to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,
28then he took Him into his arms, and blessedGod, and said,
29"NowLord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, 11According to Your word ;
For my eyes have 12seen Your salvation,
31Which You have prepared in the presence of allpeoples,
3213A LIGHTdOF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your peopleIsrael."
And His father and 14mother were amazed at the things which were being saidabout Him.
And Simeonblessed them and said to Mary15His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for 16the fall and erise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed -
and a sword will pierceeven your ownsoul -to the end that thoughts from manyhearts may be revealed."
And there was a 17prophetess, fAnna the daughter of Phanuel, of 18the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in gyears19and had lived with her husbandsevenyearsafter her hmarriage,
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four . She neverleft the temple, servingnight and day with 20fastings and prayers.
At that veryimoment she came up and began givingthanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to allthose who were 21looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.