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.
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.
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,
he took him up in his arms and d blessed God and said,
"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart e in peace,
f according to your word;
for g my eyes have seen your h salvation
i that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
j a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and k for glory to l your people Israel."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.
Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there.
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.
Who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God.
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.
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.
I wait for your salvation, O Lord.
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners.
What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
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.
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.
Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God.
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.
And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
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.
And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.
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.
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.
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'
The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
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In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.
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.
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.