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Luke 2:25-35 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

25 And lo! a man was in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and virtuous, and abode the comfort of Israel [and this man was just and dread-full, abiding the comfort of Israel]; and the Holy Ghost was in him.

26 And he had taken an answer of the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, but he saw first the Christ of the Lord.

27 And he came in Spirit into the temple. And when his father and mother led [in] the child Jesus to do after the custom of the law for him,

28 he took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now thou lettest go thy servant after thy word in peace; [Lord, now thy leavest thy servant after thy word in peace;]

30 for mine eyes have seen thine health,

31 which thou hast made ready before the face of all peoples;

32 light to the showing of heathen men, and glory of thy people Israel.

33 And his father and his mother were wondering on [upon] these things, that were said of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, Lo! this is set into the falling down and into the rising again [into the falling and into the rising again] of many men in Israel, and into a token, to whom it shall be against-said.

35 And a sword shall pass through thine own soul, that the thoughts be showed of many hearts.

Luke 2:25-35 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

25 [a]And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon: this man was just, and feared God, and waited for the consolation of Israel, and the [b]holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was declared to him from God by the holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen that Anointed of the Lord.

27 And he came by the motion of the spirit into the Temple, and when the [c]parents brought in the babe Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the Law.

28 Then he took him in his arms, and praised God, and said,

29 Lord, now [d]lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy [e]word,

30 For [f]mine eyes have seen thy [g]salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared [h]before the face of all people,

32 A light to be revealed to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things, which were spoken touching him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is [i]appointed for the [j]fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a [k]sign which shall be spoken against,

35 (Yea and a sword shall [l]pierce through thy soul) that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 2:25 Simeon doth openly in the Temple foretell the deaf, of the coming of Messiah, of the casting out of the greatest part of Israel, and of the calling of the Gentiles.
  2. Luke 2:25 He was endued with the gifts of the holy Ghost, and this is spoken by the figure Metonymy.
  3. Luke 2:27 Joseph and Mary: and so he speaketh, as it was commonly taken.
  4. Luke 2:29 Lettest me depart out of this life, to be joined to my fathers.
  5. Luke 2:29 As thou promised me.
  6. Luke 2:30 That is, for I have seen with my very eyes: for he saw before in mind, as it is said of Abraham, He saw my day, and rejoiced.
  7. Luke 2:30 That, wherein thy salvation is contained.
  8. Luke 2:31 As a sign set up in an high place, for all men to look upon.
  9. Luke 2:34 Is appointed and set of God for a mark.
  10. Luke 2:34 Fall of the reprobate, which perish through their own default: and for the rising of the elect, unto whom God shall give faith to believe.
  11. Luke 2:34 That is, a mark, which all men shall strive earnestly to hit.
  12. Luke 2:35 Shall wound and grieve most sharply.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 2:25-35 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word:
30 for mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 a light to lighten the Gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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