Luke 2:31

ESV that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
NIV which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
NASB Which You have prepared in the presence of all the peoples:
CSB You have prepared it in the presence of all peoples --
NLT which you have prepared for all people.
KJV Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

What does Luke 2:31 mean?

Simeon is deeply influenced by the Holy Spirit. He has longed to see God's Messiah (Luke 2:25–27). When Jesus' family brought Him to the temple in Jerusalem, that desire was fulfilled. This statement is part of a short praise which Simeon delivers while holding the infant Christ (Luke 2:28–30).

The Old Testament predicted that the Promised One would rescue Israel and usher in unending peace and security (Isaiah 9:6–7). Prophecy also indicated Christ would be both visible to the entire world (Isaiah 52:10) and would offer salvation to all people of earth (Isaiah 49:6). That would include not only the people of Israel but those in "the nations" of the Gentile world.
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