Luke 2:25-35 NAS

25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was 1righteous and devout, 2looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

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26 And 3it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not 4see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

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27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, 5to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,

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    • k 2:27 - Lit "to do for Him according to"
      28 then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
      29 "Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, 6According to Your word;

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      30 For my eyes have 7seen Your salvation,

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      31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
      32 8A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."

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      33 And His father and 9mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.

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      34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary 10His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for 11the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed -

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      35 and a sword will pierce even your own soul -to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."