25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.(A) He was waiting for the consolation of Israel,(B) and the Holy Spirit was on him.

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Speak tenderly(A) to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service(B) has been completed,(C)
    that her sin has been paid for,(D)
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double(E) for all her sins.

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Burst into songs of joy(A) together,
    you ruins(B) of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted(C) his people,
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.(D)

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68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,(A)
    because he has come to his people and redeemed them.(B)

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21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.(A) And what is more, it is the third day(B) since all this took place.

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