11 And the crowds kept saying, “This is the prophet Jesus(A) from Nazareth in Galilee!”

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Simeon’s Prophetic Praise

25 There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout,(A) looking forward to Israel’s consolation,[a](B) and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit(C) that he would not see death before he saw the Lord’s Messiah.(D) 27 Guided by the Spirit, he entered[b] 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.(E)
31 You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples—
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles[c](F)
and glory to Your people Israel.(G)

33 His father and mother[d] 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(H) and to be a sign that will be opposed[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 2:25 The coming of the Messiah with His salvation for the nation; Is 40:1; 61:2; Lk 2:26,30
  2. Luke 2:27 Lit And in the Spirit, he came into
  3. Luke 2:32 Or the nations
  4. Luke 2:33 Other mss read But Joseph and His mother
  5. Luke 2:34 Or spoken against

16 Then fear[a] came over everyone,(A) and they glorified God,(B) saying, “A great prophet has risen among us,”(C) and “God has visited[b] His people.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 7:16 Or awe
  2. Luke 7:16 Or come to help

19 “What things?” He asked them.

So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,(A) who was a Prophet(B) powerful in action and speech(C) before God and all the people,(D)

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21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”(A)

“I am not,” he said.

“Are you the Prophet?”[a](B)

“No,” he answered.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:21 Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15

25 So they asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?”

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19 “Sir,” the woman replied, “I see that You are a prophet.

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22 Moses said:[a]

The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 3:22 Other mss add to the fathers

Israel’s Rebellion against God

37 “This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, God[a] will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers.(A)[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 7:37 Other mss read ‘The Lord your God
  2. Acts 7:37 Dt 18:15

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