Righteous before God (dikaioi enantion tou qeou). Old Testament conception and idiom. Cf. 2 Chronicles 2:25 about Simeon. Expanded in Old Testament language. Picture of "noblest product of Old Testament education" (Ragg) is Zacharias and Elisabeth, Mary and Joseph, Simeon and Anna who were "privileged to see with clear eyes the dawn of the New Testament revelation."