English Standard Version
"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
King James Bible
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
Darby Bible Translation
Lord, now thou lettest thy bondman go, according to thy word, in peace;
World English Bible
"Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;
Young's Literal Translation
'Now Thou dost send away Thy servant, Lord, according to Thy word, in peace,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Lettest thou thy servant depart (ἀπολύεις τὸν δοῦλόν σου)
Lit., thou dost release. The word is often used of manumitting or setting free on payment of ransom; and as Simeon uses the word for bond-servant, it is evident that his death is conceived by him under the figure of enfranchisement from service. Godet's "release of a sentinel from duty" is fanciful.
O Lord (δέσποτα)
See on 2 Peter 2:1.
Rev. properly puts this in its emphatic position at the end of the sentence.
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