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Luke 2

ASV 1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. ASV 2 This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) ASV 3 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. ASV 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; NIV 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. ASV 5 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. ASV 6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 8 And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. ASV 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. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. ASV 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: NIV 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. ASV 11 for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. ASV 12 And this [is] the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger. NIV 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." ASV 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ASV 14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased. NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." ASV 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. NIV 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." ASV 16 And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. ASV 17 And when they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, ASV 18 And all that heard it wondered at the things which were spoken unto them by the shepherds. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. ASV 19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 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 NIV 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 ASV 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord), NIV 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ), ASV 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. NIV 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." ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 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. NIV 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. ASV 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, NIV 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, ASV 28 then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: ASV 29 Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace; NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. ASV 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, ASV 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, ASV 32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel. NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." ASV 33 And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him; NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. ASV 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; NIV 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, ASV 35 yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed. NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." ASV 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, NIV 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, ASV 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. NIV 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 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. NIV 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. ASV 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. ASV 41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. ASV 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast; NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. ASV 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; NIV 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. ASV 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: NIV 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. ASV 45 and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. ASV 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: NIV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. ASV 47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. ASV 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. NIV 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." ASV 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? NIV 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" ASV 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. ASV 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. NIV 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. ASV 52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.