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Passage Lookup: Luke 2:21-52

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Luke 2:21
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On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child,(p) he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.(q)
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Luke 2:22
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When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses,(r) Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
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Luke 2:23
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(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"[b]),(s)
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Luke 2:24
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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."[c](t)
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Luke 2:25
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Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.(u) He was waiting for the consolation of Israel,(v) and the Holy Spirit was on him.
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Luke 2:26
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It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.
Luke 2:27
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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,(w)
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Luke 2:28
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Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
Luke 2:29
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"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,(x) you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace.(y)
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Luke 2:30
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For my eyes have seen your salvation,(z)
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Luke 2:31
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which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
Luke 2:32
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a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel."(aa)
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Luke 2:33
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The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
Luke 2:34
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Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother:(ab) "This child is destined to cause the falling(ac) and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
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Luke 2:35
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so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
Luke 2:36
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There was also a prophet,(ad) 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,
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Luke 2:37
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and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[e](ae) She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.(af)
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Luke 2:38
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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.(ag)
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Luke 2:39
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When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.(ah)
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Luke 2:40
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And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.(ai)
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Luke 2:41
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Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover.(aj)
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Luke 2:42
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When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.
Luke 2:43
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After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.
Luke 2:44
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Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.
Luke 2:45
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When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
Luke 2:46
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After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
Luke 2:47
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Everyone who heard him was amazed(ak) at his understanding and his answers.
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Luke 2:48
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When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother(al) said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father(am) and I have been anxiously searching for you."
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Luke 2:49
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"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"[f](an)
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Luke 2:50
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But they did not understand what he was saying to them.(ao)
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Luke 2:51
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Then he went down to Nazareth with them(ap) and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.(aq)
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Luke 2:52
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And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.(ar)
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