25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was (A)righteous and devout, (B)looking forward to the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And (C)it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not (D)see death before he had seen the Lord’s [a]Christ. 27 And he came [b]by the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, [c](E)to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, 28 then he took Him in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 “Now, Lord, You are letting Your bond-servant depart in peace,
(F)According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have (G)seen Your salvation,
31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all the peoples:
32 (H)A light for revelation [d]for the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”

33 And His father and (I)mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to (J)His mother Mary, “Behold, this Child is appointed for (K)the fall and [e]rise of many in Israel, and as a sign to be [f]opposed—

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  1. Luke 2:26 I.e., Messiah
  2. Luke 2:27 Or in
  3. Luke 2:27 Lit to do for Him according to
  4. Luke 2:32 Lit of the Gentiles
  5. Luke 2:34 Or resurrection
  6. Luke 2:34 Or refused

16 (A)Fear gripped them all, and they began (B)glorifying God, saying, “A great (C)prophet has appeared among us!” and, “God has [a]visited His people!”

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  1. Luke 7:16 Or cared for

19 And He said to them, “What sort of things?” And they said to Him, “Those about (A)Jesus the Nazarene, who proved to be a (B)prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people,

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21 And so they asked him, “What then? Are you (A)Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you (B)the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

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25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the [a]Christ, nor Elijah, nor (A)the Prophet?”

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  1. John 1:25 I.e., Messiah

19 The woman *said to Him, “[a]Sir, I perceive that You are (A)a prophet.

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  1. John 4:19 Or Lord

22 Moses said, ‘(A)The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your countrymen; to Him you shall listen regarding everything He says to you.

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37 This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘(A)God will raise up for you a prophet [a]like me from your countrymen.’

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  1. Acts 7:37 Or as He raised up me