28 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising
of the child, his name was called Joshua, which was so named of the angel before
he was conceived in the womb.
29 And when the days of her purification according to the law
of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the
30 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that
openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
31 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in
the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
32 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
33 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he
should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
34 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the
parents brought in the child Joshua, to do for him after the custom of the law,
35 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
36 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word:
37 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
38 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
39 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people
40 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which
were spoken of him.
41 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto 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;
42 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of
many hearts may be revealed.
43 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of
Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an
husband seven years from her virginity;
44 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which
departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and
45 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
46 And when they had performed all things according to the law
of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
47 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with
wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.