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1 And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that the whole 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 enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be enrolled, every one into 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 Judea, 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 be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was 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 that when they were there, her days were accomplished 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 first born son and wrapped him up 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 in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear. 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: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that 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, this day is born to you a Saviour, who 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 shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid 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 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 came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed 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 came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant 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 seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning 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 wondered: and at those things that were told 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 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 the things they had heard and seen, as it was told 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 after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which 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 after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him 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 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 to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written 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 named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation 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 received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen 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 by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for 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 He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
30 Because my 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 to the revelation of 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 mother were wondering at those 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 to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted. 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 thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts 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 Aser. She was far advanced in years and had lived with her 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 was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by 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 Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord: and spoke of him to all that looked for 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 after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to 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 grew and waxed strong, 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 parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch. 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, 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 having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained 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 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey and sought him among their kinsfolks 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 not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, 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 astonished at his wisdom and his answers. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have 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 to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my father’s business? 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 that he spoke 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 was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words 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 age and grace with God and men. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.