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a Bible passage
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.
25. just—upright in his moral character.
devout—of a religious frame of spirit.
waiting for the consolation of Israel—a beautiful title of the coming Messiah, here intended.
the Holy Ghost was—supernaturally.
upon him—Thus was the Spirit, after a dreary absence of nearly four hundred years, returning to the Church, to quicken expectation, and prepare for coming events.