2 (This was the first census that took place whilea Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
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    • e 2:2 - Or "This census took place before"
      3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
      4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
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      5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
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      6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
      7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
      8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
      9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
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      10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
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      11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
      12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”