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Luke 2:27-35 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 Guided by the Spirit, he entered[a] the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said:

29 Now, Master,
You can dismiss Your slave in peace,
as You promised.
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation.
31 You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples—
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles[b]
and glory to Your people Israel.

33 His father and mother[c] were amazed at what was being said about Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: “Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed[d] 35 and a sword will pierce your own soul—that the thoughts[e] of many hearts may be revealed.”


  1. Luke 2:27 Lit And in the Spirit, he came into
  2. Luke 2:32 Or the nations
  3. Luke 2:33 Other mss read But Joseph and His mother
  4. Luke 2:34 Or spoken against
  5. Luke 2:35 Or schemes

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