The Greek word anthomologeomai

Found only in Lk. 2:38Lk. 2:38
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

38 And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

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, the Greek verb “anthomologeomai” meant “give thanks” or “praise.”

Anna “gave thanks” for Jesus because she realized He is the key to redemption.