2:27 So 1 Simeon, 2 directed by the Spirit, 3 came into the temple courts, 4 and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 5
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the consequential nature of the action.
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Simeon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “So in the Spirit” or “So by the Spirit,” but since it refers to the Spirit’s direction the expanded translation “directed by the Spirit” is used here.
4 tn Grk “the temple.”
sn The temple courts is a reference to the larger temple area, not the holy place. Simeon was either in the court of the Gentiles or the court of women, since Mary was present.
6 tn Her age is emphasized by the Greek phrase here, “she was very old in her many days.”