Christmas B1 translation

Written by Joel on December 15th, 2008

22) And when the days of their purification were complete, according to the law of Moses, They [Mary and Joseph] brought him [Jesus] into Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,
23) according to what has been written in the law of the Lord that “every male who opens the womb [first born children] shall be called holy to the Lord,
24) and to give a sacrifice according to what has been said in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons.
25) And there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, this man was righteous and pious, waiting 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 would not see death before he sees the Christ of the Lord.
27) And he went, by the spirit, into the temple and the parents brought in the child Jesus to do what was customary concerning him, according to the law.
28) And he [Simeon] received him [Jesus] into bent arms and he [Simeon] praised God and he [Simeon] said:

Simeon’s Song
29) Now You free your slave, Lord; according to Your word in peace.
30) Because my eyes (have seen) Your salvation,
31) Which You have prepared in the face of all peoples,
32) Light of revelation to the nations, and glory to Your people, Israel.

33) And his [Jesus] father [Joseph] and his mother [Mary] marveled upon these sayings about him [Jesus].
34) And Simeon blessed them and he said to Mary, his mother, “behold, he will lay into destruction and raise up many in Israel and be a sign opposed.
35) And a sword pierces your own soul – a revelation from many thoughts of the heart.
36) And Anna was a prophet, daughter of Phaneul, from the tribe of Asher, she was advanced in many days. She lived with her husband for seven years after her [marriage]
37) and then she was a widow until the age of 84, she did not depart from the temple fast, she worshiped and prayed by night and day.
38) And at that moment, She [Anna] praised God and she spoke about him [Jesus] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem
39) And when all was complete according to the law of the Lord they [Mary, Joseph, and Jesus] returned to Galilee to their own city of Nazareth.
40) And the child grew and strengthened, completing in wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.


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