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24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the "law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, "waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not *see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.10

27 And he came 'by the Spirit" into the 8 an offering. Wi. 9 he was Divinely admonished. Pu. 10 anointed. Co. " by inspiration. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. such as open every womb; even instead of the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. For all the first-born of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every first-born in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them to myself." do. xviii. 15, 17: Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the Lord), whether it be of men or beasts shall be thine: Nevertheless the first-born of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. The firstling of a cow or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem. Lev.xii. 2, 6: The words under


22. do. xii. 8: If she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons.

Acts, x. 2: A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to

w See on ver. 38. ISA. xxv. 9: It shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. do. xl. 1: Comfort ye, comfort

ye, my people, saith your God. *Ps. Ixxxix. 48: What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death ? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave ? HEB.xi.5: By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him : for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

y Mar. iv. 1: Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.


God alway.

temple : and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

28 Then took he him up in his arms, and olessed God, and said,

29 Lord, 'now lettest thou thy servant depart in 'peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes "have seen thy “salvation, 12

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people ;

32 "A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

12 the Saviour sent from thee. Ma. 2 Gen. xlvi. 30 : Israel said unto Joseph, now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive. Phil

. i. 23 : I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.

* ISA. Ivii. 2: He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. "Rev. xiv

. 13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours ; and their works do follow them.

b Isa. lii. 10: All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

c Acts, iv. 12: Neither is there salvation in any there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

d Isa. ix. 2: The people that walked in darkness bave seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. do. xlii. 6: I the LORD-will-give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.

do. xlix. 6: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. do. Ix. 1–3: Årise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For

, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people : but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Acts, xiii. 47: I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles. do. xxviii. 28: Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles.

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: 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel ;

e Ps. cxviii. 22: The stone which the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner. IsA. viii. 14,15: He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And

many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. do. xxviii. 16 : Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation, Dan. ii. 34, 35: Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

And the stone that broke the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Hos. xiv. 9: The ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them : but the transgressors shall fall therein. Zech. xii. 3: In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people : all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. LUKE, XX. 17,18 : And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall


that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall it shall grind him to powder. John, iii. 19 : This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Acts, iv.11: This is the stone which was set at nought by you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Rom. ix. 32, 33: They stumbled at that stumbling stone; as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offence : and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 1 Cor. i. 23, 24 : We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 2 Cor. ii. 16: To the one we are the savour of death unto death ; and to the other the savour of life unto life. Eph. ii. 20 : And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. I Pet. ii. 6--8: Wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth on him shall not be con

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and for a 'sign which shall be spoken against ;

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy
own soul also,) "that the thoughts of
may be revealed.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess

the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser :
she was of a great age, and had lived with an
husband seven years from her virginity;

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and

prayers night and day.

38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that "looked for redemption in Jeru

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founded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious :
but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the
builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence,
which stumble at the word, being disobedient.

f Acts, xxviii. 22: Concerning this sect, we know that every
where it is spoken against.

& Ps. xlii. 10: As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me.

John, xix. 25: Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother.

* JUDG. v. 15, 16: And the princes of Issachar were with
Deborah ; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot
into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great
thoughts of heart. Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds,
to hear the bleatings of the flocks ? For the divisions of
Reuben there were great searchings of heart. 1 Cor. xi. 19:
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which
are approved may be made manifest among you.

* Acts, xxvi. 7 : Unto which promise our twelve tribes, in-
stantly serving God day and night, hope to come. 1 Tim.v. 5:
Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God,
and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

43: Joseph of Arimathæa, an honourable coun-
sellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God. Luke,

39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child'


and waxed strong in spirit, “ filled with wisdom : and the grace of God was upon him.

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem "every year at the feast of the Passover,

42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom 14 of the feast.

43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem ; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44 But they, supposing him to have been in the °company, went a day's journey ; and they

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xxiv. 21: We trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel.

Ver. 52, LUKE, i. 80.

m Isa. xi. 2, 3 : And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears.

Exod. xxiii. 15, 17: Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread : thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before me empty. Three times in the year all thy males

before the Lord God. do, xxxiv. 23 : Thrice in the year shall all your men children


before the LORD God, the God of Israel.

Deut. xvi. 1, 16: Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God. Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose ; in the feast of unleavened bread, &c.

• Ps. xlii. 4: I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God.

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