Luke 2:19-24

19 But 1Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, 2glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21 And 3at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, 4he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

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22 And 5when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem 6to present him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in 7the Law of the Lord, 8"Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in 9the Law of the Lord, 10"a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."

Luke 2:19-24 In-Context

17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

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Cross References 10

  • 1. ver. 51; [Luke 1:66; Genesis 37:11]
  • 2. See Luke 7:16
  • 3. See Luke 1:59
  • 4. Luke 1:31; Matthew 1:21, 25
  • 5. Leviticus 12; [ver. 21, 27; Galatians 4:4]
  • 6. [1 Samuel 1:22, 24]
  • 7. ver. 39; Exodus 13:9; 2 Chronicles 31:3
  • 8. [Exodus 13:2, 12]
  • 9. [See ver. 23 above]
  • 10. Cited from Leviticus 12:8
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