Luke 2 KJV

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed .a

References for Luke 2:1

    • e 2:1 - taxed: or, enrolled
      2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
      3 And all went to be taxed ,b every one into his own city.

      References for Luke 2:3

        • f 2:3 - taxed: or, inrolled
          4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; * (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
          5 To be taxedc with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

          References for Luke 2:5

            • g 2:5 - taxed: or, inrolled
              6 And so it was , that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered .
              7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes , and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
              8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field * , keeping watchd over their flock by night.

              References for Luke 2:8

                • h 2:8 - watch: or, the night watches
                  9 And, lo , the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid * .
                  10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold , I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
                  11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
                  12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes , lying in a manger.
                  15 And it came to pass , as the angels were gone away from them into heaven *, the shepherdse * said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass , which the Lord hath made known unto us.

                  References for Luke 2:15

                    • i 2:15 - the shepherds: Gr. the men the shepherds
                      17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying * which was told them concerning this child.
                      18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them * by the shepherds.
                      19 But Mary kept all these things *, and pondered them in her heart.
                      22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished , they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
                      23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord *, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
                      24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
                      26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
                      27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do * for him after the custom of the law,
                      31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
                      33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled * at those things which were spoken of him.
                      34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold , this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against ;
                      35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed .
                      36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she * was of a great * age * , and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
                      38 And she * coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.f

                      References for Luke 2:38

                        • j 2:38 - Jerusalem: or, Israel
                          39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
                          40 And the child grew , and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
                          42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
                          43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned , the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
                          45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
                          48 And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold , thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing .
                          49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
                          52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,g and in favour with God and man.

                          References for Luke 2:52

                            • k 2:52 - stature: or, age