And there was a man in Jerusalemwhosename was Simeon; and thisman was 1righteous and devout, 2looking for the consolation of Israel; and the HolySpirit was upon him.
And 3it had beenrevealed to him by the HolySpirit that he would not 4seedeathbefore he had seen the Lord'saChrist.
And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parentsbrought in the childJesus, b5to 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, 6According to Your word;
For my eyes have 7seen Your salvation,
31Which You have prepared in the presence of allpeoples,
328A LIGHTcOF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your peopleIsrael."
And His father and 9mother were amazed at the things which were being saidabout Him.
And Simeonblessed them and said to Mary10His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for 11the fall and drise 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."