Luke 2:29-32

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”

Luke 2:29-32 In-Context

27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,
28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

Cross References 4

  • 1. ver 26
  • 2. Acts 2:24
  • 3. Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 52:10; Luke 3:6
  • 4. Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:6; Acts 13:47; Acts 26:23

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "promised," / "now dismiss"