Now you may
According to your word.’”
Νῦν ἀπολύεις τὸν δοῦλόν σου, Δέσποτα, κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου ἐν εἰρήνῃ·
Luke had Simeon present the so-called “Nunc dimittis” canticle, named after the Latin translation of the first few words. Simeon said (καὶ εἶπεν) that the Lord or Master could now dismiss his servant or slave (Νῦν ἀπολύεις τὸν δοῦλόν σου) in peace (ἐν εἰρήνῃ), according to the word of God (κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου). Simeon indicated that he was ready to die. He could be dismissed because his wish had been granted. Basically, this canticle talks continuously about the fulfillment of the prophecies of Isaiah.