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1 And it was done in those days, a commandment went out from the emperor Augustus [a commandment went out from Caesar Augustus], that all the world should be described. 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 This first describing was made of Cyrenius, justice of Syria [justice, or keeper, of Syria]. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all men went to make profession, [or acknowledging,] each into his own city. [+And all went, that they should make profession, or acknowledging, each by himself into his city.] 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 And Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city Nazareth [of the city of Nazareth], into Judaea, into a city of David, that is called Bethlehem, for that he was of the house and of the family 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 that he should acknowledge with Mary, his wife, that was wedded to him, and was great with child. [that he should acknowledge with Mary, spoused to him wife, with child.] 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 And it was done, while they were there, the days were fulfilled, that she should bear child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 And she bare her firstborn son, and wrapped him in ?clothes, and laid him in a feed-trough [and put him in a cratch], for there was no place to him in no chamber. 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 shepherds were in the same country, waking and keeping the watches of the night on [upon] their flock. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 And lo! the angel of the Lord stood beside them, and the clearness of God shined about them [and the clearness of God shone about them]; and they dreaded with great dread. 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 ye dread; for lo! I preach to you a great joy [lo! soothly I evangelize to you a great joy], that shall be to 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 For a Saviour is born to day to you, that is Christ the Lord, 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 is a token to you; ye shall find a young child wrapped in ?clothes, and laid in a feed-trough [and put in a cratch]. 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 made with the angel a multitude of heavenly knighthood, praising God, and saying, 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 Glory be in the highest things to God, and in earth peace be to men of good will. [Glory in the highest things to God, and in earth peace to men of good will.] 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 And it was done, as the angels passed away from them into heaven, the shepherds spake together, and said, Go we over [till] to Bethlehem, and see we this word that is made, which the Lord hath made, and showed 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 hieing came, and found Mary and Joseph, and the young child laid in a feed-trough [put in a cratch]. 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 And they seeing, knew of the word that was said to them of this child. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 And all men that heard wondered, and of these things that were said to them of the shepherds. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary kept all these words, bearing together in her heart. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds turned again, glorifying and praising God in all things that they had heard and seen, as it was said 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 after that eight days were ended, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was called of the angel, before that 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 after that the days of the purification of Mary were fulfilled, after Moses' law, they took him into Jerusalem, to offer 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 as it is written in the law of the Lord, For every male-kind opening the womb, shall 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 that they shall give an offering, after that it is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons [or two culver birds]. 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 lo! a man was in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and virtuous, and abode the comfort of Israel [and this man was just and dread-full, abiding the comfort of Israel]; and the Holy Ghost was in 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 he had taken an answer of the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, but he saw first the Christ of the Lord. 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 Spirit into the temple. And when his father and mother led [in] the child Jesus to do after the custom of the law for him, 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 into his arms, and blessed God, and said, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 Lord, now thou lettest go thy servant after thy word in peace; [Lord, now thy leavest thy servant after thy word in peace;] 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 for mine eyes have seen thine health, 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which thou hast made ready before the face of all peoples; 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
32 light to the showing of heathen men, and glory of thy people Israel. 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
33 And his father and his mother were wondering on [upon] these things, that were said of him. 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, Lo! this is set into the falling down and into the rising again [into the falling and into the rising again] of many men in Israel, and into a token, to whom it shall be against-said. 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 shall pass through thine own soul, that the thoughts be showed of many hearts. 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
36 And Anna was a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the lineage of Aser. And she had gone forth in many days, and had lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood. 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 this was a widow to fourscore years and four; and she departed not from the temple [which departed not from the temple], but served God night and day in 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 And this came upon them in that hour, and acknowledged to the Lord [And this in that hour above coming, acknowledged to the Lord], and spake of him to all that abided the redemption of Israel. 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 as they had full done all things [And as they had perfectly done all things], after the law of the Lord, they turned again into Galilee, into their city 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 waxed, and was comforted, full of wisdom; and the grace of God was in 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 father and mother went each year into Jerusalem [And his father and mother went by all years into Jerusalem], in the solemn day of pask. 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
42 And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast day. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
43 And when the days were done, they turned again; and the child abode in Jerusalem, and his father and mother knew it not. 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 For they guessing that he had been in the fellowship, came a day's journey, and sought him among his cousins and his acknowledged. [+Forsooth they guessing him to be in the company, or fellowship, came the way, or journey, of a day, and sought him among his cousins and known.] 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 found him not, they turned again into Jerusalem, and sought him [seeking him]. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 And it befell [And it was done], that after the third day they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors, hearing them and asking them. 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 men that heard him, wondered on the prudence and the answers of him. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 And they saw, and wondered. And his mother said to him, Son, what hast thou done to us thus? Lo! thy father and I sorrowing have sought thee. 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, What is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that in those things that be of my Father [wist ye not, that in those things that be my Father's], it behooveth me to be? 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 understood not the word, which he spake to them. 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 And he came down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept together all these words, and bare them in her heart [bearing together 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 profited in wisdom, age, and grace, with God and men. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.