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Luke 2

RHE 1 And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that the whole 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. RHE 2 This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) RHE 3 And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. RHE 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, 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. RHE 5 To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. RHE 6 And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were accomplished that she should be delivered. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, RHE 7 And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped him up 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. RHE 8 And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. RHE 9 And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. RHE 10 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that 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. RHE 11 For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, 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. RHE 12 And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid 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." RHE 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, RHE 14 Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good will. NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." RHE 15 And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed 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." RHE 16 And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. RHE 17 And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, RHE 18 And all that heard wondered: and at those things that were told them by the shepherds. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. RHE 19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. RHE 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told 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. RHE 21 And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which 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. RHE 22 And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him 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 RHE 23 As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening 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" ), RHE 24 And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written 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." RHE 25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in 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. RHE 26 And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. 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. RHE 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to 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, RHE 28 He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: RHE 29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. RHE 30 Because my eyes have seen thy salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, RHE 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, RHE 32 A light to the revelation of 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." RHE 33 And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. RHE 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted. 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, RHE 35 And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed. NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." RHE 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. She was far advanced in years and had lived with her 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, RHE 37 And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by 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. RHE 38 Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord: and spoke of him to all that looked for the redemption of Israel. 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. RHE 39 And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their 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. RHE 40 And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was in him. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. RHE 41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. RHE 42 And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, 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. RHE 43 And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained 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. RHE 44 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey and sought him among their kinsfolks 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. RHE 45 And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. RHE 46 And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, 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. RHE 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. RHE 48 And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have 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." RHE 49 And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my father’s business? NIV 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" RHE 50 And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. RHE 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words 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. RHE 52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.