36 And there was (A)a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[a] She did not depart from the temple, (B)worshiping with (C)fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were (D)waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

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  1. Luke 2:37 Or as a widow for eighty-four years

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