21 And when eight days were fulfilled for the circumcising of the little··Child, His name was called Jesus, which He was called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb◦.
22 And when the days of her purification were fulfilled, according··to the Law of Moses1, they brought· Him ·up◦ to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord,
23 even··as it is written in the Law of the Lord, that every male opening the womb▵ shall be called holy to the Lord;2
24 and to give the sacrifice according··to what is said▵ in the Law of the Lord, A pair of turtle··doves, or two young◦ doves.3
25 And behold◦, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and circumspect, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26 And a response· was ·made to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not◦ see◦ death before he had seen◦ the Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came by◦ the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents were bringing◦ in the little··Child Jesus, to do for▵ Him according··to the custom of the law,
28 he even received◦ Him into his arms◦, and blessed God, and said◦,
29 Now Thou sendest Thy servant away in peace, O Lord◦4, according··to Thy saying;
30 for my eyes have seen◦ Thy salvation,
31 which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;
32 a light for a revelation for the nations, and the glory of Thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and His mother marveled at the things which were spoken concerning Him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, Behold◦, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be spoken against.
35 And◦ also a sword◦ shall pass through thine own soul, that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.
36 And there was Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was advanced in many days, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
37 and she◦ was a widow of about▵ eighty-four years, who stood· not ·back from the temple, serving▵ God with fastings and prayers◦ night and day.
38 And she◦, standing··by at the hour itself, confessed the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And when◦ they had finished all things according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And◦ the little··Child grew, and became strong in Spirit, filled··full with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
2Exodus 13:2, 12, 15
4This is not the usual Greek word for “Lord.” It is found only here and in Revelation 6:10.