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22And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the LordThe Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Lk.2.22-38 (Jerusalem)
23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")- Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord Lk.2.23 | Lv.12.3
24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."- To offer Lk.2.24 | Ex.13.2-15
25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 
26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 
27And inspired by the Spirit Or: in the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, 
28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 
29"Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word;
Song of Simeon Odes.12.29-32 |
30for mine eyes have seen thy salvation
31which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to thy people Israel."
33And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; 
34and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel,
and for a sign that is spoken against
35(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),
that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."
36And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phan'u-el, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, 
37and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshipping with fasting and prayer night and day. 
38And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. 

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