Luke 2


Jesus Born in Bethlehem

And it came to pass in those days, went forth a decree by Caesar Augustus to register all the habitable world. This census first took place [2governing 3Syria 1of Cyrenius]. And all went forth to register each unto his own city. [4ascended 1And 3also 2Joseph] from Galilee, from out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (on account of his being from the house and family of David), to be registered with Mary, to the one being espoused to him as wife, being pregnant. And it came to pass in their being there, [3were fulfilled 1the 2days] of her to give birth. And she gave birth to her son the first-born, and she swaddled him, and laid him in the stable, because there was no place for them in the lodging. And shepherds were in the same place living outdoors and keeping watches at night over their flock. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and glory of the Lord shone about them, and they feared [2fear 1a great]. 10 And [3said 4to them 1the 2angel], Fear not! for behold I announce to you good news -- [2joy 1great] which shall be to all people. 11 For was born to you today a deliverer who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. 12 And this [3to you 1is the 2sign]; you shall find the babe being swaddled, lying in a stable. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude [2military 1of heavenly] praising God, and saying, 14 Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men with benevolence. 15 And it came to pass as [3went forth 4from 5them 6into 7the 8heaven 1the 2angels], that the men, the shepherds said to one another, We should go indeed unto Bethlehem, and behold this thing taking place, which the Lord made known to us. 16 And they came having hastened, and discovered both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the stable. 17 And beholding, they made known concerning the thing being spoken to them concerning this child. 18 And all the ones having heard wondered concerning the things being spoken by the shepherds to them. 19  But Mary preserved all these things, uniting them in her heart. 20 And [3returned 1the 2shepherds], glorifying and praising God for all which they heard and beheld, as it was told to them.

The Circumcision of Jesus

21 And when [3were fulfilled 2days 1eight] to circumcise the child, that [2was called 1his name] Jesus, the one being called by the angel before his being conceived in the belly. 22 And when [3were fulfilled 1the 2days] of her cleansing, according to the law of Moses, they led him unto Jerusalem to render to the Lord, 23 (as it has been written in the law of the Lord that, Every male opening wide the womb [2holy 3to the 4Lord 1shall be called];) 24 and to give a sacrifice according to the thing being said in the law of the Lord -- a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons.


25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and reverent, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and [2spirit 1holy] was upon him. 26 And there was to him a receiving of a divine message by the [2spirit 1holy] to not see death before he should behold the Christ of the Lord. 27 And he came in the spirit into the temple. And in the bringing [4by the 5parents 1the 2child 3Jesus], for them to do according to the thing accustomed by the law for him, 28 that he received it into his embrace, and he blessed God, and said, 29 Now loosen your servant, O master, according to your word, in peace. 30 For [2saw 1my eyes] your deliverance, 31 which you prepared before the face of all the peoples; 32 a light for an uncovering of nations, and glory of your people Israel. 33 And [2was 1Joseph 4and 5his mother 3marveling] over the things being spoken concerning him. 34 And [2blessed 3them 1Simeon], and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this one is situated for a downfall and a rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign being disputed; 35 ([2even 3you 1and], [3your 4soul 2shall go through 1a broadsword],) so that [4should be 5uncovered 2of many 3hearts 1the thoughts].


36 And there was Anna a prophetess, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher; she was advanced in [2days 1many], having lived [2years 3with 4a husband 1seven] from her virginity, 37 and she was a widow about [2years 1eighty-four], who did not leave from the temple; with fastings and supplications serving night and day. 38 And she, the same hour standing by, confessed to the Lord, and spoke concerning him to all the ones waiting for a ransoming in Jerusalem. 39 And as they finished all together the things according to the law of the Lord, they returned unto Galilee, unto their own city Nazareth.

The Child Jesus in the Temple

40 And the child grew and was fortified in spirit, being filled with wisdom; and favor of God was upon it. 41 And [2went 1his parents] each year unto Jerusalem to the holiday of the passover. 42 And when he was [2years old 1twelve], of their ascending unto Jerusalem according to the custom of the holiday, 43 and having finished the days, in their returning, [4remained behind 3Jesus 1the 2child] in Jerusalem; and [4did not 5know 1Joseph 2and 3his mother]. 44 But thinking him [2in 3the 4group 1to be], they came a day's journey; and they searched him out among the relatives and among the acquaintances. 45 And not finding him, they returned unto Jerusalem seeking him. 46 And it came to pass after [2days 1three] they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and questioning them. 47 [6were amazed 1And 2all 3the ones 4hearing 5him] by the understanding and his answers. 48 And seeing him, they were overwhelmed. And [3to 4him 1his mother 2said], Child, why did you so to us? Behold, your father and I were grieving seeking you. 49 And he said to them, Why is it that you seek me, do you not know that [3among 4the things 5of my father 1it is necessary 2for me to be]? 50 And they did not perceive the saying which he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came into Nazareth, and he was being submitted to them. And his mother kept carefully all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus progressed in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
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