Parallel Bible results for Luke 2:26-46

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Luke 2:26-46

NLT 26 and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. NIV 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. NLT 27 That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, NIV 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, NLT 28 Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: NLT 29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. NIV 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. NLT 30 I have seen your salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NLT 31 which you have prepared for all people. NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: NLT 32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!” NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” NLT 33 Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him. NIV 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. NLT 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. NIV 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, NLT 35 As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.” NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” NLT 36 Anna, a prophet, was also there in the Temple. She was the daughter of Phanuel from the tribe of Asher, and she was very old. Her husband died when they had been married only seven years. NIV 36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, NLT 37 Then she lived as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshiping God with fasting and prayer. NIV 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. NLT 38 She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem. NIV 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. NLT 39 When Jesus’ parents had fulfilled all the requirements of the law of the Lord, they returned home to Nazareth in Galilee. NIV 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. NLT 40 There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. NLT 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. NIV 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. NLT 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. NLT 43 After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, NIV 43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. NLT 44 because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends. NIV 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. NLT 45 When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. NLT 46 Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. NIV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

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