Simeon blesses Jesus – Luke 2:25-35

Simeon, a prophet, found and had some words for the baby Jesus. He was a very old man who was told by God he would see Jesus before he died.

Simeon, like a lot of Jews, were waiting for the arrival of the Messiah.

When Simeon saw Jesus he took Him in his arms and praised God. Also see the reading below from verses 29-32 and verses 34-35.

In Hebrew Simeon means: hearing or listening.

The word Messiah, in Hebrew and the word Christ, in Greek mean: Anointed One.

Background Reading: – Simeon blesses Jesus

2:25 Now a man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. This man was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the one who would comfort Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.

27 Led by the Spirit, he went into the Temple. When the parents brought the child Jesus to do for him what was customary under the Law, 28 Simeon took the infant in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace according to your promise,
30 because my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you prepared for all people to see—
32 a light that will reveal salvation to unbelievers and bring glory to your people Israel.”

33 Jesus’ father and mother kept wondering at the things being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and told Mary, his mother, “This infant is destined to cause many in Israel to fall and rise. Also, he will be a sign that will be opposed. 35 Indeed, a sword will pierce your own soul, too, so that the inner thoughts of many people might be revealed.”
Luke 2:25-35

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