Luke 2:25-32

Jesus Presented at the Temple

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was w righteous and x devout, y waiting for z 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 a see death before he had seen b the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when c 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 d blessed God and said,

29 "Lord, now you are letting your servant 1 depart e in peace,
f according to your word;
30 for g my eyes have seen your h salvation
31 i that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 j a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and k for glory to l your people Israel."

  1. Cross References
    Luke 1:6
    And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 2:5
    Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.
    Acts 8:2
    Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
    Acts 22:12
    And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 2:38
    And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
    Luke 23:51
    Who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God.
    Isaiah 25:9
    It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord ; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
    Mark 15:43
    Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
    Genesis 49:18
    I wait for your salvation, O Lord.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:1
    Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
    Isaiah 57:18
    I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 89:48
    What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
    John 8:51
    Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
    Hebrews 11:5
    By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
    Acts 2:27
    For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 9:20
    Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God.
    Luke 23:35
    And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!
    1 Samuel 24:6
    He said to his men, "The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord 's anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord 's anointed.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 2:33
    And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
    Luke 2:41
    Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
    Luke 2:43
    And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it.
    Luke 2:48 - 51
    And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 1:64
    And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 15:15
    As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.
  10. Cross References
    Luke 2:26
    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.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:10
    The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 3:6
    And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 98:2
    The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
    Luke 24:47
    And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:6
    I am the Lord ; I have called you in righteousn...
    Isaiah 49:6
    He says: "It is too light a thing that you shou...
    Isaiah 52:10
    The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes...
    Isaiah 60:3
    And nations shall come to your light, and kings...
    John 8:12
    Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the li...
    Acts 13:47
    For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "'I h...
    Acts 26:23
    That the Christ must suffer and that, by being ...
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 45:25
    In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.
    Isaiah 46:13
    I bring near my righteousness; it is not far off, and my salvation will not delay; I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel my glory.
  16. Cross References
    Luke 2:10
    And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
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