And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord,
(Even as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord''),
And to give a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtledoves or two young doves.
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. And this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
And it had been divinely communicated to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the little child Jesus for them to do according to the custom of the law concerning Him,
He received Him into his arms and blessed God and said,
Now You release Your slave, Master, according to Your word, in peace;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
Which You have prepared before the face of all the peoples,
A light for revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of Your people Israel.
And His father and mother marveled at the things being spoken about Him.
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, Behold, this One is appointed for the falling and rising up of many in Israel and for a sign spoken against --
And a sword will pierce through your own soul also -- so that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity,
And she was a widow up to the age of eighty-four, who did not depart from the temple, serving God with fastings and petitions night and day.
And at that very hour she came up and returned thanks to God, and spoke concerning Him to all those waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
And when they had finished all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.
And the little child grew and became strong, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.