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Luke 2:21-40

Through My Bible – February 06

Luke 2:21-40 (EHV)

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Luke 2

The Presentation in the Temple

21 After eight days passed, when the child was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 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 firstborn [1] male will be called holy to the Lord.”) [2] 24 And they came to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” [3]

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, waiting for the comfort of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 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 Moved by the Spirit he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 28 Simeon took him into his arms and praised God. He said,

29 Lord, you now dismiss your servant in peace, according to
    your word,
30 because my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared before the face of all people,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your
    people Israel.

33 Joseph [4] and the child’s [5] mother were amazed at the things that were spoken about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Listen carefully, this child is appointed for the falling and rising of many in Israel and for a sign that is spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 Anna, a prophetess, was there. She was a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old. She had lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, [6] 37 and then she was a widow of eighty-four years. She did not leave the temple complex, since she was worshipping with fasting and prayers night and day. 38 Standing nearby at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord. She kept speaking about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. [7]

39 When they had accomplished everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town, Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong. [8] He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him.


  1. Luke 2:23 Literally who opens the womb
  2. Luke 2:23 Exodus 13:2,12,15
  3. Luke 2:24 Leviticus 12:8
  4. Luke 2:33 Some witnesses to the text read His father.
  5. Luke 2:33 Literally his
  6. Luke 2:36 Literally after her virginity
  7. Luke 2:38 Some witnesses to the text read in Jerusalem.
  8. Luke 2:40 Some witnesses to the text add spiritually or in spirit.

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