Chapter 6

Presentation at the Temple

“Chapter 6: Presentation at the Temple,” New Testament Stories (2005), 16–17


Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus at temple

When Jesus was just a few weeks old, His parents brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him at the temple.

Simeon dreaming of baby Jesus

Simeon, a righteous man who lived in Jerusalem, was at the temple. The Holy Ghost told him he would see Christ before he died.

Simeon holding baby Jesus

Simeon saw the baby Jesus at the temple. He held Him in his arms and praised God.

Simeon holding baby Jesus

Simeon said that the child would bring salvation to all people. Joseph and Mary marvelled at what he said.

Anna seeing baby Jesus

A widow named Anna also saw Jesus and knew who He was. She gave thanks and told many people about Him.