Blessed is the Lord because he has provided redemption for his people.
My soul praises the greatness of the Lord.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
Now, Master, you can dismiss your servant in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation.
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children who were two years old and under.
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
“Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John."
It had been revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.