Luke 2:34
Good News Translation
Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against

Contemporary English Version
Then he blessed them and told Mary, "This child of yours will cause many people in Israel to fall and others to stand. The child will be like a warning sign. Many people will reject him,

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.

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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.

blessed.

Genesis 14:19 Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.

Genesis 47:7 After this Joseph brought in his father to the king, and presented him before him: and he blessed him.

Exodus 39:43 And when Moses saw all things finished, he blessed them.

Leviticus 9:22,23 And stretching forth his hands to the people, he blessed them. And so the victims for sin, and the holocausts, and the peace offerings being finished, he came down. . . .

Hebrews 7:1,7 For this Melchisedech was king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him: . . .

set.

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be a sanctification to you. But for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence to the two houses of Israel, for a snare and a ruin to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. . . .

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

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

John 3:20 For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

John 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses: but as to this man, we know not from whence he is.

Romans 9:32 Why so? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were of works. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone.

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish.

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner:

and rising.

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

Acts 3:15-19 But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead: of which we are witnesses. . . .

Acts 6:7 And the word of the Lord increased: and the number of the disciples was multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great multitude also of the priests obeyed the faith.

Acts 9:1-20 And Saul, as 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: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. . . .

Psalm 69:9-12 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. . . .

Isaiah 8:18 Behold I and my children, whom the Lord hath given me for a sign, and for a wonder in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Sion.

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified by her children.

Matthew 26:65-67 Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy. . . .

Matthew 27:40-45,63 And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. . . .

John 5:18 Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.

John 8:48-52 The Jews therefore answered and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil? . . .

John 9:24-28 They therefore called the man again that had been blind and said to him: Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner. . . .

Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up: and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ.

Acts 13:45 And the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming.

Acts 17:6 And not finding them, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying: They that set the city in an uproar are come hither also:

Acts 24:5 We have found this to be a pestilent man and raising seditions among all the Jews throughout the world: and author of the sedition of the sect of the Nazarenes.

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that it is every where contradicted.

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

Hebrews 12:1-3 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: . . .

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory and power of God, and that which is his Spirit resteth upon you.

Context
The Prophecy of Simeon
33And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. 34And 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. 35And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:20
And Heli blessed Elcana and his wife: and he said to him: The Lord give thee seed of this woman, for the loan thou hast lent to the Lord. And they went to their own home.

Isaiah 8:14
And he shall be a sanctification to you. But for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence to the two houses of Israel, for a snare and a ruin to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 8:18
Behold I and my children, whom the Lord hath given me for a sign, and for a wonder in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Sion.

Matthew 12:46
As he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

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

Luke 2:35
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.

1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one indeed the odour of death unto death: but to the others the odour of life unto life. And for these things who is so sufficient?

1 Peter 2:7
To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner:

1 Peter 2:8
And a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set.

Additional Translations
Then Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: “Behold, this Child is appointed to cause the rise and fall of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

And Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: "Behold, this Child is appointed for the falling and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against--

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;

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;

And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Lo, this [child] is set for the fall and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against;

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;

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;

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;

and Simeon blessed them, and said to 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.

and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, 'Lo, this one is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against --
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