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1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 Since Joseph belonged to David's house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David's city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. 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.
5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom. 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 room for them in the inn.
8 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 The Lord's angel stood before them, the Lord's glory shone around them, and they were terrified. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 The angel said, "Don't be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11 Your savior is born today in David's city. He is Christ the Lord. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly and lying in a manger." 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great assembly of the heavenly forces was with the angel praising God. They said, 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 "Glory to God in heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors." 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Let's go right now to Bethlehem and see what's happened. Let's confirm what the Lord has revealed to us." 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16 They went quickly and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they saw this, they reported what they had been told about this child. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 Everyone who heard it was amazed at what the shepherds told them. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 Mary committed these things to memory and considered them carefully. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned home, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Everything happened just as they had been told. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
21 When eight days had passed, Jesus' parents circumcised him and gave him the name Jesus. This was the name given to him by the angel before he was conceived. 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.
22 When the time came for their ritual cleansing, in accordance with the Law from Moses, they brought Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. ( 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
23 It's written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord.") 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ),
24 They offered a sacrifice in keeping with what's stated in the Law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons."
25 A man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. He was righteous and devout. He eagerly anticipated the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26 The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he wouldn't die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple area. Meanwhile, Jesus' parents brought the child to the temple so that they could do what was customary under the Law. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,
28 Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God. He said, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 "Now, master, let your servant go in peace according to your word, 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 because my eyes have seen your salvation. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 You prepared this salvation in the presence of all peoples. 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
32 It's a light for revelation to the Gentiles and a glory for your people Israel." 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
33 His father and mother were amazed by what was said about him. 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "This boy is assigned to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that generates opposition 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your innermost being too." 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, who belonged to the tribe of Asher. She was very old. After she married, she lived with her husband for seven years. 36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
37 She was now an eighty-four-year-old widow. She never left the temple area but worshipped God with fasting and prayer night and day. 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
38 She approached at that very moment and began to praise God and to speak about Jesus to everyone who was looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
39 When Mary and Joseph had completed everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown, Nazareth in Galilee. 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.
40 The child grew up and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor was on him. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
41 Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to their custom. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
43 After the festival was over, they were returning home, but the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn't know it. 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.
44 Supposing that he was among their band of travelers, they journeyed on for a full day while looking for him among their family and friends. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.
45 When they didn't find Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 After three days they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them and putting questions to them. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47 Everyone who heard him was amazed by his understanding and his answers. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother said, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Listen! Your father and I have been worried. We've been looking for you!" 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."
49 Jesus replied, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father's house?" 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"
50 But they didn't understand what he said to them. 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Jesus went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. His mother cherished every word in her heart. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.