Luke 2:34
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New International Version
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

New Living Translation
Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby's mother, "This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him.

English Standard Version
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed

Berean Study Bible
Then Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: "Behold, this Child is appointed to cause the rise and fall of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

Berean Literal Bible
And Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: "Behold, this Child is appointed for the falling and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against--

New American Standard Bible
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--

King James Bible
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; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: "Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed--

International Standard Version
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.

NET Bible
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.

New Heart English Bible
and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Look, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon blessed them and said to Maryam his mother, “Behold, This One is appointed for the fall and the rise of many in Israel and for a sign of contention.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "This child is the reason that many people in Israel will be condemned and many others will be saved. He will be a sign that will expose

New American Standard 1977
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed—

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 and for a sign which shall be spoken against

King James 2000 Bible
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; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

American King James Version
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

American Standard Version
and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted;

Darby Bible Translation
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Lo, this [child] is set for the fall and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against;

English Revised Version
and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and rising up of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Weymouth New Testament
Symeon blessed them and said to Mary the mother, "This child is appointed for the falling and the uprising of many in Israel and for a token to be spoken against;

World English Bible
and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.

Young's Literal Translation
and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, 'Lo, this one is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:25-35 The same Spirit that provided for the support of Simeon's hope, provided for his joy. Those who would see Christ must go to his temple. Here is a confession of his faith, that this Child in his arms was the Saviour, the salvation itself, the salvation of God's appointing. He bids farewell to this world. How poor does this world look to one that has Christ in his arms, and salvation in his view! See here, how comfortable is the death of a good man; he departs in peace with God, peace with his own conscience, in peace with death. Those that have welcomed Christ, may welcome death. Joseph and Mary marvelled at the things which were spoken of this Child. Simeon shows them likewise, what reason they had to rejoice with trembling. And Jesus, his doctrine, and people, are still spoken against; his truth and holiness are still denied and blasphemed; his preached word is still the touchstone of men's characters. The secret good affections in the minds of some, will be revealed by their embracing Christ; the secret corruptions of others will be revealed by their enmity to Christ. Men will be judged by the thoughts of their hearts concerning Christ. He shall be a suffering Jesus; his mother shall suffer with him, because of the nearness of her relation and affection.
Study Bible
The Prophecy of Simeon
33The Child’s father and mother were amazed at what was spoken about Him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: “Behold, this Child is appointed to cause the rise and fall of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your soul as well.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:20
Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, "May the LORD give you children from this woman in place of the one she dedicated to the LORD." And they went to their own home.

Isaiah 8:14
"Then He shall become a sanctuary; But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.

Matthew 12:46
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him.

Matthew 21:44
He who falls on this the stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."

Luke 2:35
so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed--and a sword will pierce your soul as well."

1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one, we are an odor of death and demise; to the other, a fragrance that brings life. And who is qualified for such a task?

1 Peter 2:7
To you who believe, then, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"

1 Peter 2:8
and, "A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense." They stumble because they disobey the message--and to this they were appointed.
Treasury of Scripture

And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

blessed.

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, …

Genesis 47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: …

Exodus 39:43 And Moses did look on all the work, and, behold, they had done it …

Leviticus 9:22,23 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, …

Hebrews 7:1,7 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, …

set.

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Matthew 21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

John 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not …

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works …

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which …

and rising.

Acts 2:36-41 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has …

Acts 3:15-19 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied …

Acts 9:1-20 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the …

for a.

Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people…

Psalm 69:9-12 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of …

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs …

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man …

Matthew 26:65-67 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; …

Matthew 27:40-45,63 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, …

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only …

John 8:48-52 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you …

John 9:24-28 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give …

Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together …

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, …

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers …

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition …

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this …

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

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