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Luke 2

LEB 1 Now it happened that in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. LEB 2 (This first registration took place [when] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) LEB 3 And everyone went to be registered, each one to his own town. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. LEB 4 So Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line 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. LEB 5 to be registered together with Mary, who was legally promised in marriage to him [and] was pregnant. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. LEB 6 And it happened that while they were there, {the time came} for her to give birth. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, LEB 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place 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. LEB 8 And there were shepherds in the same region, living out of doors and keeping watch, guarding over their flock by night. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. LEB 9 And an angel of the Lord stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and {they were terribly frightened}. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. LEB 10 And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good news to you of great joy which will be for 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. LEB 11 that today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. LEB 12 And this will be the sign for you: you will find the baby wrapped in strips of cloth 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." LEB 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, LEB 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people {with whom he is pleased}!" NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." LEB 15 And it happened that when the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began to say to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which 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." LEB 16 And they went hurrying and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. LEB 17 And [when they] saw [it], they made known the statement that had been told 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, LEB 18 And all who heard [it] were astonished concerning what had been said to them by the shepherds. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. LEB 19 But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering [them] in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. LEB 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to 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. LEB 21 And when eight days were completed {so that he could be circumcised}, he was named Jesus, his name [that] [he] was 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. LEB 22 And when the days of their purification were completed according to the law of Moses, 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 LEB 23 (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb will 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" ), LEB 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was 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." LEB 25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem {whose name was} Simeon, and this man [was] righteous and devout, looking forward to 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. LEB 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit [that he would] not see death before he would see 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. LEB 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus so that they could do for him according to 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, LEB 28 he took him in [his] arms and praised God and said, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: LEB 29 "Now dismiss your slave in peace, Lord, according to your word. NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. LEB 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, LEB 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all the peoples, NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, LEB 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory to your people Israel." NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." LEB 33 And his father and mother were astonished at what was said about him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. LEB 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed-- 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, LEB 35 and a sword will pierce your own soul also, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed!" NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." LEB 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher (she was advanced {in years}, having lived with [her] husband seven years {after her marriage}, 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, LEB 37 and herself [as] a widow up to eighty-four years) who did not depart from the temple with fastings and prayers, serving 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. LEB 38 And at [that] same hour she approached [and] began to give thanks to God, and to speak about him to all those who were waiting 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. LEB 39 And when they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of 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. LEB 40 And the child was growing and becoming strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor 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. LEB 41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. LEB 42 And when he was twelve years [old], they went up according to the custom of the feast. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. LEB 43 And [after] the days were completed, while they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. And his parents did not 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. LEB 44 but believing him to be in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. And they began searching for him among [their] relatives and [their] acquaintances, 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. LEB 45 and [when they] did not find [him], they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. LEB 46 And it happened that after three days they found him in the temple [courts], sitting in the midst of the teachers and listening to 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. LEB 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his insight and [his] answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. LEB 48 And [when they] saw him, they were astounded and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I have been searching for you anxiously!" 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." LEB 49 And he said to them, "{Why} were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was necessary [for] me to be in the [house] of my Father?" NIV 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" LEB 50 And they did not understand the statement that he spoke to them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. LEB 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was submitting to them. And his mother treasured all these things 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. LEB 52 And Jesus was advancing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and [with] people. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.