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Luke 2 - NIV

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

Jesus Presented in the Temple

22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[a] ),

24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”[b]

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.

27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:


“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss[c] your servant in peace.

30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”

33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[d] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.


a. Luke 2:23 Exodus?13:2,12
b. Luke 2:24 Lev.?12:8
c. Luke 2:29 Or promised,now dismiss
d. Luke 2:37 Or then had been a widow for eighty-four years.

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Manny Salva Cruz avatar
What We Can Learn From Simeon This Christmas
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon was a devout and righteous man who had been waiting patiently for the Messiah to come. When he saw the little boy, Jesus, he took him by his arms and blessed him.
Series: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 3
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Fulfilling a Promise
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon and Anna see the Messiah—a fulfillment of God’s promise to them. They are now able to depart in peace.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 41
Denn Guptill avatar
The Story of a Propecy
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2016
Summary: At Christmas we often look at the Prophecies concerning the coming of Christ, here is the story of a prophecy concerning the purpose of his life
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 12
Chuck Sligh avatar
Christmas Expectation
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: A 10-15-minute Christmas Eve devotional
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2
W Pat Cunningham avatar
We Must Serve the Poor
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2016
Summary: The church ministered to the poor. If we lose that character, we are no longer the true church.
Ernie Arnold avatar
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2016
Summary: Luke shares with us some characteristics that the Shepherds possessed - 1. They were Receptive Listeners 2. They Embraced Obedience 3. They were Enthusiastic in their Praise and 4. They were Public Proclaimers of the Good News
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:15-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 142
D Marion Clark avatar
The Birth of Jesus
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: We are ready for the part about Jesus’ birth. We’ve heard about Elijah, and David, and John. Now it’s time for Jesus.
Series: Advent 2004
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:1-21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 122
Elmer Towns avatar
The Omega Man
Shared by: Elmer Towns on May, 2016
Summary: The Omega Man is the last person to receive Christ before the end of time.
Scripture: Luke 2:23-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 157
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
What Mary the Mother of Jesus can teach us in her lifestyle
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jan, 2016
Summary: There are I believe three important character traits that we as Christians would do well to adopt for ourselves in the character of Mary the Mother of Jesus 1. Her humility 2. Her commitment to God and 3. Her bravery.
Scripture: Luke 2:22-40
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 313
Dave McFadden avatar
Anna: The Importance of the Prayer-Filled Life
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2015
Summary: Through prayer, we can be sure to be where we need to be when we need to be there in order to be in on what God is doing.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 455
Christian Cheong avatar
Longing for Christmas
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Dec, 2015
Summary: Simeon and Anna did not give up hope in God. They have faith in His Word.
Scripture: Luke 2:22-38
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 264
Michael Stark avatar
Destination Bethlehem: A Grave
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2015
Summary: God's purpose of salvation of fallen man is revealed in the first days of the life of the baby Jesus.
Series: Advent 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 257
Dave McFadden avatar
Simeon: The Importance of the Spirit-Filled Life
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2015
Summary: Living the Spirit-Filled life is essential to knowing God's direction in life.
Dave McFadden avatar
Joseph & Mary: The Importance of the Word-Filled Life
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2015
Summary: If I will obey God's Word, I will walk in God's will.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 390
Terry Laughlin avatar
Mary's Heart Beat
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Dec, 2015
Summary: Just what was in Mary's heart that enabled her to conceive and give birth to the greatest Gift, God's Son?
Michael Stark avatar
Destination Bethlehem: A Boy
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2015
Summary: Grace was revealed to mankind in the birth of Jesus, the Christ.
Series: Advent 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:21-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 293
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 78
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:22-35
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 104
Ian Humphrey avatar
“Worth The Wait”
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Simeon
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 173
Douglas Sherwood avatar
“Old News is Still News – Nothing’s Changed!”
Shared by: Douglas Sherwood on Oct, 2015
Summary: -Simeon prophesied about the impact of Christ on the world . . . it WAS TRUE THEN, and it is TRUE NOW! NOTHING HAS CHANGED!
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 499
Craig Condon avatar
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: When we receive the bread and wine during Holy Communion, we are holding Christ’s very body and blood, which was nailed to the cross and poured out for our forgiveness. We have seen it with our own eyes and felt it with our own hands and on our tongues.
David Roth avatar
The other side of Christmas
Shared by: David Roth on Mar, 2015
Summary: Christmas 1 (B). By faith Simeon and Anna saw the fullness of redemption in Christ at His presentation in the temple. Likewise by faith, we see now the fullness of our redemption in Him, even though the future is yet to unfold.
Scripture: Luke 2:22-40
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 440
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Never too Young, Never too old
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Ancient coffin dodgers Anna and Simeon hold up a tiny baby for all to see. We write two of them off as too old, and the other as too young, but God sees things differently
Series: Candlemass
Monte Brown avatar
Behold the Lamb Praised
Shared by: Monte Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: “Behold the Lamb of God” was promised, He was prepared and He has been provided and it is the time to be praised.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 610
Tim  Power avatar
Do you know your soul name?
Shared by: Tim Power on Jan, 2015
Summary: New year introduction. God sees all things, start the new year realising that, recognise personal sin of previous year, repent and begin this year forgiven and recommitted
Scripture: Luke 2:21-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 661
W Pat Cunningham avatar
In What Sense is Mary the Mother of God
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2014
Summary: We will understand better the term Mother of God if we realize that the January 1 feast is really a feast of Our Lord Jesus.
T.J. Conwell avatar
Simeon and Anna
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Dec, 2014
Summary: Simeon lived with a promise from God that he would one day see the Messiah. God allowed him to not only see him, but to hold Him and speak a prophecy over Him. Simeon lived faithfully for God, will we do the same and share Christ just as freely?
Series: Advent 2014
Archie Norman avatar
Waiting on Christmas
Shared by: Archie Norman on Dec, 2014
Summary: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 183
Clair Sauer avatar
Simeon's Song
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Dec, 2014
Summary: As Mary & Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple, it provides an opportunity for the aged priest Simeon to further reveal the significance of the baby Jesus--the fulfillment of God's promises & our hopes & dreams, the source of rest & peace for our souls.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:22-32
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,253