21And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.22Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord"),24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." 25And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.27So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law,28he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:29"Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word;30For my eyes have seen Your salvation31Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,32A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel."33And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.34Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against35(yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."36Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;37and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.38And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.39So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.40And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.41His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.42And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.43When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it;44but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances.45So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.46Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.47And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.48So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously."49And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"50But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.51Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
1Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,2"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,3and say, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.4I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;6Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops--many people are with you.7"Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them.8After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.9You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you."10'Thus says the Lord God: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:11You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'--12to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.13Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, 'Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?' " '14"Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord God: "On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?15Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.16You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes."17Thus says the Lord God: "Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?18"And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord God, "that My fury will show in My face.19For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,20so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.'21I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains," says the Lord God. "Every man's sword will be against his brother.22And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.23Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord." '
1"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal;2and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel.3Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand.4You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.5You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken," says the Lord God.6And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.7So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.8Surely it is coming, and it shall be done," says the Lord God. "This is the day of which I have spoken.9"Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years.10They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord God.11"It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of Hamon Gog. 12For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land.13Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on the day that I am glorified," says the Lord God.14They will set apart men regularly employed, with the help of a search party, to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.15The search party will pass through the land; and when anyone sees a man's bone, he shall set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog.16The name of the city will also be Hamonah. Thus they shall cleanse the land." '17"And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord God, 'Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: "Assemble yourselves and come; Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you, A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, That you may eat flesh and drink blood.18You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, Drink the blood of the princes of the earth, Of rams and lambs, Of goats and bulls, All of them fatlings of Bashan.19You shall eat fat till you are full, And drink blood till you are drunk, At My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you.20You shall be filled at My table With horses and riders, With mighty men And with all the men of war," says the Lord God.21"I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them.22So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward.23The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.24According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them." '25"Therefore thus says the Lord God: 'Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name--26after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid.27When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations,28then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.29And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,' says the Lord God."
1"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;2To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,3To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."4And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.5Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, And the sons of the foreigner Shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.6But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast.7Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.8"For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.9Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed."10I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.11For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.