Luke 2:25-26

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was 1righteous and 2devout, 3waiting for 4the 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 5see death before he had seen 6the Lord's Christ.

Luke 2:25-26 In-Context

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.
27 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,
28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

Cross References 6

  • 1. Luke 1:6
  • 2. Acts 2:5; Acts 8:2; Acts 22:12
  • 3. ver. 38; Luke 23:51; Isaiah 25:9; Mark 15:43; [Genesis 49:18]
  • 4. Isaiah 40:1; Isaiah 57:18
  • 5. Psalms 89:48; John 8:51; Hebrews 11:5; [Acts 2:27]
  • 6. [Luke 9:20; Luke 23:35; 1 Samuel 24:6]
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