Luke 2:34
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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

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;

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;

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;

Luke 2:34 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Them

The parents; the child being separately and specially designated.

Is set (κεῖται)

The verb means primarily to be laid, and so to lie: hence to be set forth or promulgated, as the law is said to be laid down, and so, appointed or destined, as here.

The fall and rising again (πτῶσιν καὶ ἀνάστασιν)

For the fall, because he will be a stumbling-block to many (Isaiah 8:14; Matthew 21:42, Matthew 21:44; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:33; 1 Corinthians 1:23). For the rising, because many will be raised up through him to life and glory (Romans 6:4, Romans 6:9; Ephesians 2:6). The A. V. predicates the falling and the rising of the same persons: the fall and rising again of many. The Rev., the falling and rising up of many, is ambiguous. The American Revisers give it correctly: the falling and the rising.

Which shall be spoken against (ἀντιλεγόμενον)

The participle is the present; and the expression does not voice a prophecy, but describes an inherent characteristic of the sign: a sign of which it is the character to experience contradiction from the world. In the beginning, as a babe, Jesus experienced this at the hands of Herod; so all through his earthly ministry and on the cross; and so it will be to the end, until he shall have put all enemies under his feet. Compare Hebrews 12:3. Wyc., a token to whom it shall be gainsaid.

Luke 2:34 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blessed.

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

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

Exodus 39:43 And Moses did look on all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it...

Leviticus 9:22,23 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering...

Hebrews 7:1,7 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings...

set.

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Matthew 21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

John 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from where he is.

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

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

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

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed...

and rising.

Acts 2:36-41 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ...

Acts 3:15-19 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses...

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly...

Acts 9:1-20 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest...

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 them that reproached you are fallen on me...

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

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners...

Matthew 26:65-67 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold...

Matthew 27:40-45,63 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father...

John 8:48-52 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a devil...

John 9:24-28 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner...

Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul...

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

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

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:20
Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, "May the LORD give you children by this woman for the petition she asked of the LORD." So then they would return to their home.

Isaiah 8:14
And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

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

Matthew 12:46
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Matthew 21:44
And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him."

Luke 2:35
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

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

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