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     21  And at the end of eight days,
      when he was circumcised,
      he was called Jesus,
      the name given by the angel
      before he was conceived in the womb.
    22 And when the time came for their purification
      according to the law of Moses,
      they brought him up to Jerusalem
      to present him to the Lord.
    23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord,
      "Every male that opens the womb
      shall be called holy to the Lord")
    24 and to offer a sacrifice
      according to what is said in the law of the Lord,
      "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
    25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem,
      whose name was Simeon,
      and this man was righteous and devout,
      looking for the consolation of Israel,
      and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
    26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
      that he should not see death
      before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
    27 And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple;
      and when the parents brought in the child Jesus,
      to do for him according to the custom of the law,
    28 he took him up in his arms
      and blessed God and said,
    29 "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
      according to thy word;
    30  for mine eyes have seen thy salvation
    31 which thou hast prepared
      in the presence of all peoples,
    32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
      and for glory to thy people Israel."
    33 And his father and his mother marveled
      at what was said about him;
    34 and Simeon blessed them
      and said to Mary his mother,
      "Behold, this child is set
      for the fall and rising of many in Israel,
      and for a sign that is spoken against
    35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),
      that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."
    36 And there was a prophetess, Anna,
      the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher;
      she was of a great age,
      having lived with her husband seven years 
      from her virginity,
    37 and as a widow till she was eighty-four.
      She did not depart from the temple,
      worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
    38 And coming up at that very hour
      she gave thanks to God,
      and spoke of him to all
      who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

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