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1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and 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 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great 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 came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room 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 country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. 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 by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 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 unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to 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 for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 And this [is] the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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 host 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 men in whom he is well pleased. 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto 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 came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe 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 concerning the saying which was spoken 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 that heard it wondered at the things which were spoken unto them by the shepherds. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary kept all these sayings, 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 the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto 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 fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so 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 according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, 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 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth 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 to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said 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 for 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 unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, 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 And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of 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 then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace; 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the 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 marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him; 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against; 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 yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out 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 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, 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 she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications 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 coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking 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 accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own 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 grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace 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 at 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 after the custom of the feast; 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and his parents 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 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance: 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 returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing 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 that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing. 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 unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must 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 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto 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 he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all [these] sayings 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 advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.