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Luke 2:25-38:38

Jesus Presented at the Temple

25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, y waiting for 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 z see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 So he came a by the Spirit into the temple. And when 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 blessed God and said:

29 "Lord, b now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes c have seen Your salvation 31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, 32 d A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel."

33 1 And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the e fall and rising of many in Israel, and for f a sign which will be spoken against 35 "(yes, g a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of h Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow 2 of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers i night and day. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to 3 the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who j looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:1
    Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" Says your God.
    Mark 15:43
    Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
    Luke 2:38
    And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
    Luke 23:51
    He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 89:48
    What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah
    John 8:51
    "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
    Hebrews 11:5
    By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 4:1
    Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 46:30
    And Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.
    Philippians 1:23
    For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 119:166
    LORD, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments.
    Psalms 119:174
    I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.
    Isaiah 52:10
    The LORD has made bare His holy arm In the eyes of all the nations; And all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God.
    Luke 3:6
    And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:2
    The people who walked in darkness Have seen a g...
    Isaiah 42:6
    I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, ...
    Isaiah 49:6
    Indeed He says, 'It is too small a thing that Y...
    Isaiah 60:1 - 3
    Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the ...
    Matthew 4:16
    The people who sat in darkness have seen a grea...
    Acts 10:45
    And those of the circumcision who believed were...
    Acts 13:47
    "For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set ...
    Acts 28:28
    "Therefore let it be known to you that the salv...
    Romans 9:24
    Even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, b...
    Galatians 3:14
    That the blessing of Abraham might come upon th...
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:14
    He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumb...
    Hosea 14:9
    Who is wise? Let him understand these things. W...
    Matthew 21:44
    "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken...
    Romans 9:32
    Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but...
    1 Corinthians 1:23
    But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a s...
    2 Corinthians 2:16
    To the one we are the aroma of death leading to...
    1 Peter 2:7
    Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; ...
    1 Peter 2:8
    And "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense...
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 28:12 - 15
    When they had assembled with the elders and con...
    Acts 4:2
    Being greatly disturbed that they taught the pe...
    Acts 17:32
    And when they heard of the resurrection of the ...
    Acts 28:22
    "But we desire to hear from you what you think;...
    1 Peter 2:12
    Having your conduct honorable among the Gentile...
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are reproached for the name of Christ, b...
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 42:10
    As with a breaking of my bones, My enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?
    John 19:25
    Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
  10. Cross References
    Joshua 19:24
    The fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 26:7
    To this promise our twelve tribes, earnestly serving God night and day, hope to attain. For this hope's sake, King Agrippa, I am accused by the Jews.
    1 Timothy 5:5
    Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
  12. Cross References
    Lamentations 3:25
    The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.
    Lamentations 3:26
    It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.
    Mark 15:43
    Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
    Luke 24:21
    But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
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