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1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out 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 enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Aram. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 Yosef also went up from the Galil, out of the city of Natzeret, into Yehudah, to the city of David, which is called Beit-Lechem, 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 enroll himself with Miryam, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, 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 It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, 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 There were shepherds in the same country staying 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 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by 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 The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will 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 Savior, who is Messiah the Lord. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, 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 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, On eretz shalom, good will toward men." 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Beit-Lechem, now, and see this thing that 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 came with haste, and found both Miryam and Yosef, and the baby 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 When they saw it, they publicized widely 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 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds. 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Miryam kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken 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 When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Yeshua, which was given 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 When the days of their purification according to the law of Moshe were fulfilled, they brought him up to Yerushalayim, 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 who opens 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 Behold, there was a man in Yerushalayim whose name was Shim`on; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Yisra'el, and the Ruach HaKodesh 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 Ruach HaKodesh that he should not see death before he had seen 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 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Yeshua, that they might do concerning him according to 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 let you your servant depart, Lord, According to your word, in shalom; 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your yeshu`ah, 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 Which you have 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 Goyim, The glory of your people Yisra'el." 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
33 Yosef and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him, 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 and Shim`on blessed them, and said to Miryam, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Yisra'el, 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 Yes, a sword will pierce through your 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 There was one Hanah, a prophetess, the daughter of Penu'el, 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 for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions 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 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in Yerushalayim. 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 accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into the Galil, to their own city, Natzeret. 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, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God 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 His parents went every year to Yerushalayim at the feast of the Pesach. 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 Yerushalayim 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 when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Yeshua stayed behind in Yerushalayim. Yosef and his mother 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 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and 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 When they didn't find him, they returned to Yerushalayim, looking for him. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both 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 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously 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 He said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know 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 They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them. 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 He went down with them, and came to Natzeret. He was subject to 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 Yeshua 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.