Anna Bears Witness to the Redeemer

36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of (A)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 [a]of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers (B)night and day. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to [b]the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who (C)looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

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  1. Luke 2:37 NU until she was eighty-four
  2. Luke 2:38 NU God

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And(A) it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
(B)That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and (C)your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
(D)And they shall prophesy.
19 (E)I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 (F)The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass
That (G)whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

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On the next day we [a]who were Paul’s companions departed and came to (A)Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip (B)the evangelist, (C)who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. Now this man had four virgin daughters (D)who prophesied.

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  1. Acts 21:8 NU omits who were Paul’s companions