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Luke 2

CEB 1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. CEB 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) CEB 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. CEB 4 Since Joseph belonged to David's house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David's city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. 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. CEB 5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. CEB 6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, CEB 7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom. 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. CEB 8 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. CEB 9 The Lord's angel stood before them, the Lord's glory shone around them, and they were terrified. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. CEB 10 The angel said, "Don't be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all 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. CEB 11 Your savior is born today in David's city. He is Christ the Lord. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. CEB 12 This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly 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." CEB 13 Suddenly a great assembly of the heavenly forces was with the angel praising God. They said, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, CEB 14 "Glory to God in heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors." NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." CEB 15 When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Let's go right now to Bethlehem and see what's happened. Let's confirm what the Lord has revealed to 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." CEB 16 They went quickly and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. CEB 17 When they saw this, they reported what they had been told about this child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, CEB 18 Everyone who heard it was amazed at what the shepherds told them. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. CEB 19 Mary committed these things to memory and considered them carefully. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. CEB 20 The shepherds returned home, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Everything happened just as they had been told. 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. CEB 21 When eight days had passed, Jesus' parents circumcised him and gave him the name Jesus. This was the name given to him by the angel before he was conceived. 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. CEB 22 When the time came for their ritual cleansing, in accordance with the Law from Moses, they brought Jesus 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 CEB 23 It's written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male will be dedicated 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" ), CEB 24 They offered a sacrifice in keeping with what's stated 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." CEB 25 A man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. He was righteous and devout. He eagerly anticipated the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on 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. CEB 26 The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he wouldn't die 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. CEB 27 Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple area. Meanwhile, Jesus' parents brought the child to the temple so that they could do what was customary under 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, CEB 28 Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God. He said, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: CEB 29 "Now, master, let your servant go in peace according to your word, NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. CEB 30 because my eyes have seen your salvation. NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, CEB 31 You prepared this salvation in the presence of all peoples. NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, CEB 32 It's a light for revelation to the Gentiles and a glory for your people Israel." NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." CEB 33 His father and mother were amazed by what was said about him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. CEB 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "This boy is assigned to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that generates opposition 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, CEB 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your innermost being too." NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." CEB 36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, who belonged to the tribe of Asher. She was very old. After she married, she lived with her husband for seven years. 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, CEB 37 She was now an 84-year-old widow. She never left the temple area but worshipped God with fasting and prayer 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. CEB 38 She approached at that very moment and began to praise God and to speak about Jesus to everyone who was looking forward to 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. CEB 39 When Mary and Joseph had completed everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown, Nazareth in Galilee. 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. CEB 40 The child grew up and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor was on him. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. CEB 41 Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. CEB 42 When he was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to their custom. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. CEB 43 After the festival was over, they were returning home, but the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn't know it. 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. CEB 44 Supposing that he was among their band of travelers, they journeyed on for a full day while looking for him among their family and friends. 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. CEB 45 When they didn't find Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. CEB 46 After three days they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them and putting questions to them. NIV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. CEB 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed by his understanding and his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. CEB 48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother said, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Listen! Your father and I have been worried. We've been looking for you!" 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." CEB 49 Jesus replied, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that it was necessary for me to 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?" CEB 50 But they didn't understand what he said to them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. CEB 51 Jesus went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. His mother cherished every word 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. CEB 52 Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.