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Luke 2

NIRV 1 In those days, Caesar Augustus made a law. It required that a list be made of everyone in the whole Roman world. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. NIRV 2 It was the first time a list was made of the people while Quirinius was governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NIRV 3 All went to their own towns to be listed. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. NIRV 4 So Joseph went also. He went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea. That is where Bethlehem, the town of David, was. Joseph went there because he belonged to the 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. NIRV 5 He went there with Mary to be listed. Mary was engaged to him. She was expecting a baby. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. NIRV 6 While Joseph and Mary were there, the time came for the child to be born. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, NIRV 7 She gave birth to her first baby. It was a boy. She wrapped him in large strips of cloth. Then she placed him in a manger. 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. NIRV 8 There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was night, and they were looking after their sheep. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. NIRV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around them. 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. NIRV 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy. It is 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. NIRV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. 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. NIRV 12 Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth. You will find a 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." NIRV 13 Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared. They were praising God. They said, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, NIRV 14 "May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!" NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." NIRV 15 The angels left and went into heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem. Let's see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 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." NIRV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby. The baby 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. NIRV 17 After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, NIRV 18 All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NIRV 19 But Mary kept all these things like a secret treasure in her heart. She thought about them over and over. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. NIRV 20 The shepherds returned. They gave glory and praise to God. Everything they had seen and heard was 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. NIRV 21 When the child was eight days old, he was circumcised. At the same time he was named Jesus. This was the name the angel had given him before his mother became pregnant. 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. NIRV 22 The time for making them pure came as it is written in the Law of Moses. So Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem. There they presented 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 NIRV 23 In the Law of the Lord it says, "The first boy born in every family must be set apart for the Lord."(Exodus 13:2,12) NIV 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ), NIRV 24 They also offered a sacrifice. They did it in keeping with the Law, which says, "a pair of doves or two young pigeons."(Leviticus 12:8) 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." NIRV 25 In Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was a good and godly man. He was waiting for God's promise to Israel to happen. The Holy Spirit was with 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. NIRV 26 The Spirit had told Simeon that he would not 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. NIRV 27 The Spirit led him into the temple courtyard. Then Jesus' parents brought the child in. They came to do for him what the Law required. 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, NIRV 28 Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God. He said, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: NIRV 29 "Lord, you are the King over all. Now let me, your servant, go in peace. That is what you promised. NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. NIRV 30 My eyes have seen your salvation. NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NIRV 31 You have prepared it in the sight of all people. NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, NIRV 32 It is a light to be given to those who aren't Jews. It will bring glory to your people Israel." NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." NIRV 33 The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. NIRV 34 Then Simeon blessed them. He said to Mary, Jesus' mother, "This child is going to cause many people in Israel to fall and to rise. God has sent him. But many will speak against him. 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, NIRV 35 The thoughts of many hearts will be known. A sword will wound your own soul too." NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." NIRV 36 There was also a prophet named Anna. She was the daughter of Penuel from the tribe of Asher. Anna was very old. After getting married, she lived with her husband 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, NIRV 37 Then she was a widow until she was 84. She never left the temple. She worshiped night and day, praying and going without eating. 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. NIRV 38 Anna came up to Jesus' family at that very moment. She gave thanks to God. And she spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the time when Jerusalem would be set free. 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. NIRV 39 Joseph and Mary did everything the Law of the Lord required. Then they returned to Galilee. They went 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. NIRV 40 And the child grew and became strong. He was very wise. He was blessed by God's grace. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. NIRV 41 Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. NIRV 42 When he was 12 years old, they went up to the Feast as usual. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. NIRV 43 After the Feast was over, his parents left to go back home. The boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But they were not aware of 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. NIRV 44 They thought he was somewhere in their group. So they traveled on for a day. Then they began to look for him among their relatives 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. NIRV 45 They did not find him. So they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. NIRV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courtyard. He was sitting with the teachers. He was 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. NIRV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at how much he understood. They also were amazed at his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. NIRV 48 When his parents saw him, they were amazed. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been worried about you. We have been looking for you everywhere." 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." NIRV 49 "Why were you looking for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had 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?" NIRV 50 But they did not understand what he meant by that. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. NIRV 51 Then he went back to Nazareth with them, and he obeyed them. But his mother kept all these things like a secret treasure 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. NIRV 52 Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.