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

New Living Translation
and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
And it was divinely revealed to him by the Holy Spirit not to see death before that he should see the Lord's Christ.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord's Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
and told him that he would not die until he had seen Christ the Lord.

Good News Translation
and had assured him that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's promised Messiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord's Messiah.

International Standard Version
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

NET Bible
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

New Heart English Bible
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was told him by The Spirit of Holiness that he would not see death until he would see The Messiah of THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and had told him that he wouldn't die until he had seen the Messiah, whom the Lord would send.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he should see the Christ of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

American King James Version
And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

American Standard Version
And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was divinely communicated to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he should see [the] Lord's Christ.

English Revised Version
And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
To him it had been revealed by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death until he had seen the Lord's Anointed One.

World English Bible
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been divinely told him by the Holy Spirit -- not to see death before he may see the Christ of the Lord.
Study Bible
The Prophecy of Simeon
25Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what was customary under the Law,…
Cross References
Psalm 89:48
What man can live and never see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

Matthew 2:12
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their country by another route.

Luke 2:29
"Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace.

John 8:51
Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death."

Hebrews 11:5
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

Treasury of Scripture

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

it.

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

see death.

Psalm 89:49
Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Luke 9:27
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Psalm 89:48
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

the Lord's.

Psalm 2:2,6
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, …

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Daniel 9:24-26
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy…







Lexicon
The
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Holy
Ἁγίου (Hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

had
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

revealed
κεχρηματισμένον (kechrēmatismenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5537: From chrema; to utter an oracle, i.e. Divinely intimate; by implication, to constitute a firm for business, i.e. bear as a title.

to him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[that he would] not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

death
θάνατον (thanaton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

before
πρὶν (prin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4250: Formerly, before. Adverb from pro; prior, sooner.

he had seen
ἴδῃ (idē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord’s
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Christ.
Χριστὸν (Christon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
(26) It was revealed unto him.--The Greek word is the same as that rendered "warned" in Matthew 2:12. It implies a divine oracular communication, but rests on a different idea from the "unveiling," which lies at the root of the word "reveal." The message in this case came clearly as an answer to prayers and yearnings.

The Lord's Christ.--The word retains all the fulness of its meaning--the Messiah, the Anointed of Jehovah.

Verse 26. - That he should not see death. The idea of the aged Simeon comes from a notice in the apocryphal 'Gospel of the Nativity,' which speaks of him as a hundred and thirteen years old. These legendary "Gospels" are totally devoid of all authority; here and there possibly a true "memory" not preserved in any of the "four" may exist, but in general they are extravagant and improbable. The Arabic 'Gospel of the Infancy' here speaks of Simeon seeing the Babe shining like a pillar of light in his mother's arms. There is an old and striking legend which speaks of this devout Jew being long puzzled and disturbed by the Messianic prophecy (Isaiah 7:14), "A virgin shall conceive;" at length he received a supernatural intimation that he should not see dearth until he had seen the fulfillment of the strange prophecy, the menacing of which he had so long failed to see. 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.
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