e[See ver. 1 above]
n[See ver. 4 above]
ar[See ver. 23 above]
asCited from Lev. 12:8
ca[See ver. 41 above]

Luke 1:25

25Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, a  to take away my reproach among people.”

Luke 2

The Birth of Jesus Christ

1In those days b  a decree went out from c  Caesar Augustus that all the world should be d  registered. 2This was the first e  registration when
Or  This was the registration before
Quirinius g  was governor of Syria.
3And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up h  from Galilee, from the town of i  Nazareth, to Judea, to j  the city of David, which is called k  Bethlehem l  because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,
That is, one legally pledged to be married
who was with child.
6And n  while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and o  wrapped him in swaddling cloths and p  laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in q  the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

8And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And an angel of the Lord r  appeared to them, and s  the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all t  the people. 11For u  unto you is born this day in v  the city of David w  a Savior, who is x  Christ y  the Lord. 12And z  this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby aa  wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there was with the angel ab  a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 ac  Glory to God ad  in the highest,
ae  and on earth af  peace ag  among those with whom he is pleased!”
Some manuscripts  peace, good will among men

15When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby ai  lying in a manger. 17And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19But aj  Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20And the shepherds returned ak  glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

21And al  at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised am  he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Jesus Presented at the Temple

22And an  when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem ao  to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in ap  the Law of the Lord, aq  Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in ar  the Law of the Lord as  “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was at  righteous and au  devout av  waiting for aw  the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not ax  see death before he had seen ay  the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when az  the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28he took him up in his arms and ba  blessed God and said,

29 Lord, now you are letting your servant
Greek bondservant
depart bc  in peace,
bd  according to your word;
30for be  my eyes have seen your bf  salvation
31 bg  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 bh  a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and bi  for glory to bj  your people Israel.”

33And bk  his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed bl  for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign bm  that is opposed 35(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

36And there was bn  a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
Or  as a widow for eighty-four years
She did not depart from the temple bp  worshiping with bq  fasting and prayer night and day.
38And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were br  waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39And when they had performed everything according to bs  the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of bt  Nazareth. 40 bu  And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple

41Now bv  his parents went bw  to Jerusalem every year at bx  the Feast of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old by  they went up according to custom. 43And when the feast bz  was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. ca  His parents did not know it, 44but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple cb  sitting among cc  the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48And when his parents
Greek they
saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold ce  your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.”
49And he said to them, Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that cf  I must be in cg  my Father’s house?”
Or about my Father’s business
50And ci  they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And cj  his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

52And Jesus ck  increased in wisdom and in stature
Or years
and in cm  favor with God and man.

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