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English Standard Version
Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was
the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
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.
Luke 2:25-26 In-Context
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
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.
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.
And he came in 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,
he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
1 Samuel 24:6
The English Standard Version is published with the permission of Good News Publishers.
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