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Luke 2:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it was divinely communicated to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he should see [the] Lord's Christ.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and it had been intimated to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and it hath been divinely told him by the Holy Spirit—not to see death before he may see the Christ of the Lord.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it was reuealed vnto him by the holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seene the Lords Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And it was said to him from the Spirit of Holiness, that he should not see death, until he had seen the Meshicha of the Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And it had been told him by the Holy Spirit, that he would not see death, until he should see the Messiah of the Lord.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
it was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
revealed 5537
{5537} Prime
χρηματίζω
chrematizo
{khray-mat-id'-zo}
From G5536; to utter an oracle (compare the original sense of G5530), that is, divinely intimate; by implication (compare the secular sense of G5532) to constitute a firm for business, that is, (genitive) bear as a title.
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
unto him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
by 5259
{5259} Prime
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Holy 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
Ghost, 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
that he should y1492
[1492] Standard
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
see 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
death, 2288
{2288} Prime
θάνατος
thanatos
{than'-at-os}
From G2348; (properly an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively).
before 4250
{4250} Prime
πρίν
prin
{prin}
Adverb from G4253; prior, sooner.
y2228
[2228] Standard

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
he had seen 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
the Lord's 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 2:26

_ _ revealed by the Holy Ghost — implying, beyond all doubt, the personality of the Spirit.

_ _ should see not death till he had seen — “sweet antithesis!” [Bengel]. How would the one sight gild the gloom of the other! He was, probably, by this time, advanced in years.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 2:25-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
it:

Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

see death:
Ιδειν τον θανατον, to see death, is a Hebraism for to die, exactly corresponding to יראה מות.
Psalms 89:49 Lord, where [are] thy former lovingkindnesses, [which] thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Psalms 89:48 What man [is he that] liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

the Lord's:

Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
Psalms 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
Daniel 9:24-26 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. ... And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
John 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
Hebrews 1:8-9 But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom. ... Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
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Ps 2:2, 6; 25:14; 89:48, 49. Is 61:1. Dn 9:24. Am 3:7. Lk 9:27. Jn 1:41; 4:29; 8:51; 20:31. Ac 2:36; 9:20; 10:38; 17:3. He 1:8; 11:5.

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