Luke 2:29
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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:

American Standard Version
Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace;

English Revised Version
Now lettest thou thy servant depart, O Lord, According to thy word, in peace;

Webster's Bible Translation
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

Weymouth New Testament
"Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word,

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Vincent'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.

In peace

Rev. properly puts this in its emphatic position at the end of the sentence.

Luke 2:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

now.

Genesis 15:15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Genesis 46:30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

according.

Luke 2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Cross References
Luke 2:26
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Luke 2:28
he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

Revelation 6:10
They cried out with a loud voice, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"

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