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Luke 2:2-12 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from 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 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 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 bands 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 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before 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 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy 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 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands 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."