When the baby was eight days old he was circumcised and his name was called Jesus just as the angel had said before he was conceived in the womb. After Mary's purification according to the law of Moses, they took the baby to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord. (It is written in the law of the Lord that every male child who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord.) And to offer sacrifice according to the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
There was a man named Simeon in Jerusalem who was a just and devout and the Holy Ghost upon him. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel. It was revealed to him that he would not see death until he had seen the Lord's Christ.
When Jesus was being presented to the Lord, Simeon was led by the Spirit into the temple where he saw the child. He took Jesus into His arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people Israel; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel."
Joseph and Mary marveled at the things that he said. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many people in Israel."