Luke 2:29
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New International Version
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace - Now thou dismissest, απολυεις, loosest him from life; having lived long enough to have the grand end of life accomplished.

According to thy word - It was promised to him, that he should not die till he had seen the Lord's anointed, Luke 2:26; and now, having seen him, he expects to be immediately dismissed in peace into the eternal world; having a full assurance and enjoyment of the salvation of God. Though Simeon means his death, yet the thing itself is not mentioned; for death has not only lost its sting, but its name also, to those who have, even by faith, seen the Lord's anointed.

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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.

Library
December 25. "I Bring You Glad Tidings" (Luke ii. 10).
"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Simeon's Swan-Song
'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: 30. For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.'--LUKE ii. 29,30. That scene, when the old man took the Infant in his withered arms, is one of the most picturesque and striking in the Gospel narrative. Simeon's whole life appears, in its later years, to have been under the immediate direction of the Spirit of God. It is very remarkable to notice how, in the course of three consecutive verses, the operation of that divine Spirit
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

"Nunc Dimittis"
We shall note, this morning, first, that every believer may be assured of departing in peace; but that, secondly, some believers feel a special readiness to depart now: "Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace;" and, thirdly, that there are words of encouragement to produce in us the like readiness: "according to thy word." There are words of Holy Writ which afford richest consolation in prospect of departure. I. First, then, let us start with the great general principle, which is full of comfort;
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Christ About his Father's Business
But now I shall invite your attention, first, to the spirit of the Saviour, as breathed in these words, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" and then, secondly, I shall exhort the children of God, with all the earnestness which I can command, with all the intensity of power which I can summon to the point, to labour after the same spirit, that they too may unfeignedly say, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? " I. First, then note THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST. It was
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Cross References
Luke 2:26
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

Luke 2:28
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

Revelation 6:10
They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?"

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