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1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus 14; also known as Octavian, he established the peaceful era known as the Pax Romana; Caesar was a title of Roman emperors. that the whole empire should be registered. 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, 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 to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and 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 her to give birth. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough-because there was no room for them at the inn. 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 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord 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 But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the 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 today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This will be the sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough." 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known 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 hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough. 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 After seeing [them], they reported the message they were told about this child, 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had seen and heard, 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 the eight days were completed for His circumcision, He was named JESUS-the name given 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 And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished, they brought Him 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 (just as it is 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 and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is 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 There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel's consolation, and the Holy Spirit was 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 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord's Messiah. 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 Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him 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 Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 Now, Master, You can dismiss Your slave in peace, according to Your word. 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 You have prepared [it] in the presence of all peoples- 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to 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 at what was being said about Him. 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: "Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed- 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 and a sword will pierce your own soul-that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." 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 prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 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 and was a widow for 84 years. She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fastings and prayers. 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 At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were 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 they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 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 boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God's grace 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 Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
42 When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
43 After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but His parents did not 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 Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day's journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives 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 did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search 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 complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47 And all those who heard Him were astounded at 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 astonished, and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching 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 "Why were you searching for Me?" He asked them. "Didn't you know that I had 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 did not understand what He said to them. 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things 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 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.