Luke 2:28

ESV he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
NIV Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
NASB then he took Him in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
CSB Simeon took him up in his arms, praised God, and said,
NLT Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying,
KJV Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

What does Luke 2:28 mean?

Jesus' earthly family raised Him in obedience to Israel's instructions as given in the law of Moses. That included rites for ceremonial purity (Luke 2:24). Since Joseph and Mary are poor, they are allowed to offer the less-expensive sacrifice of two birds (Leviticus 12:8). To do this, they go to the temple in Jerusalem. There, they meet a man under the influence of the Holy Spirit, whose name is Simeon (Luke 2:25–27). This man was promised, by God, that he would live to see the arrival of the Messiah.

In this moment, that prophecy is fulfilled. Simeon joyfully holds the infant Jesus Christ and begins to deliver praise to God (Luke 2:29–32). He will also deliver a prophecy to Mary, hinting at the emotional pain she will endure as Jesus' mother (Luke 2:34–35).
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