And the shepherds turned again, glorifying and praising God in all things that they had heard and seen, as it was said to them.
And after that eight days were ended, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was called of the angel, before that he was conceived in the womb.
And after that the days of the purification of Mary were fulfilled, after Moses' law, they took him into Jerusalem, to offer him to the Lord,
as it is written in the law of the Lord, For every male-kind opening the womb, shall be called holy to the Lord;
and that they shall give an offering, after that it is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons [or two culver birds].
And lo! a man was in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and virtuous, and abode the comfort of Israel [and this man was just and dread-full, abiding the comfort of Israel]; and the Holy Ghost was in him.
And he had taken an answer of the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, but he saw first the Christ of the Lord.
And he came in Spirit into the temple. And when his father and mother led [in] the child Jesus to do after the custom of the law for him,
he took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Lord, now thou lettest go thy servant after thy word in peace; [Lord, now thy leavest thy servant after thy word in peace;]
for mine eyes have seen thine health,