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1 Now it happened that in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire. 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 [when] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And everyone went to be registered, each one to his own town. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, 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 together with Mary, who was legally promised in marriage 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 And it happened that 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 And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in 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 And there were shepherds in the same region, living out of doors and keeping watch, guarding over their flock by night. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 And an angel of the Lord stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and {they were terribly frightened}. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good news to you of great joy which 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 that today a Savior, who is Christ 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 And this will be the sign for you: you will find the baby wrapped in strips of cloth 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 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, 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, and on earth peace among people {with whom he is pleased}!" 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 And it happened that when the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began to say to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which 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 And they went hurrying and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 And [when they] saw [it], they made known the statement that had been told to them 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 astonished concerning what had been said to them by the shepherds. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering [them] in her heart. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them. 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 And when eight days were completed {so that he could be circumcised}, he was named Jesus, his name [that] [he] was called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 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 were completed according to the law of Moses, 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 male that opens the womb will be called holy 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 was 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 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem {whose name was} Simeon, and this man [was] righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon 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 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit [that he would] not see death before he would see 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 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus so that they could do for him according to 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 he took him in [his] arms and praised God and said, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 "Now dismiss your slave in peace, Lord, 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 that you have prepared in the presence of all the 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 And his father and mother were astonished at what was said about him. 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 And Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that is 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 also, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed!" 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
36 And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher (she was advanced {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 herself [as] a widow up to eighty-four years) who did not depart from the temple with fastings and prayers, serving 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 And at [that] same hour she approached [and] began to give thanks to God, and to speak about him to all those who were waiting for 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 And 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 And the child was growing and becoming strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
42 And when he was twelve years [old], they went up according to the custom of the feast. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
43 And [after] the days were completed, while they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. And 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 but believing him to be in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. And they began searching for him among [their] relatives and [their] acquaintances, 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 and [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 And it happened that after three days they found him in the temple [courts], sitting in the midst of the teachers and 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 who heard him were amazed at his insight and [his] answers. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 And [when they] saw him, they were astounded and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I have been searching for you anxiously!" 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 And he said to them, "{Why} were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was necessary [for] me to be in the [house] of my Father?" 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"
50 And they did not understand the statement that he spoke to them. 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was submitting to them. And his mother treasured 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 was advancing 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.