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Luke 2

WEB 1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out 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. WEB 2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) WEB 3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. WEB 4 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. WEB 5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, 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. WEB 6 It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, WEB 7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, 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. WEB 8 There were shepherds in the same country staying 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. WEB 9 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord 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. WEB 10 The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will 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. WEB 11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, 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. WEB 12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough." NIV 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." WEB 13 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, WEB 14 "Glory to God in the highest, On earth peace, good will toward men." NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." WEB 15 It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known 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." WEB 16 They came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the feeding trough. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. WEB 17 When they saw it, they publicized widely 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, WEB 18 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. WEB 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. WEB 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken 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. WEB 21 When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was given 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. WEB 22 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 WEB 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens 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" ), WEB 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." WEB 25 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 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. WEB 26 It had been revealed to 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. WEB 27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, that they might do concerning 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, WEB 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: WEB 29 "Now let you your servant depart, Lord, According to your word, in peace; NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. WEB 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, WEB 31 Which you have prepared before the face of all peoples; NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, WEB 32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles, The glory of your people Israel." NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." WEB 33 Joseph and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him, NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. WEB 34 and Simeon blessed them, and said to 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, WEB 35 Yes, a sword will pierce through your 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." WEB 36 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, WEB 37 and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions 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. WEB 38 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in 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. WEB 39 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. WEB 40 The child grew, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God 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. WEB 41 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. WEB 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to 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. WEB 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy, Jesus, stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother 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. WEB 44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and 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. WEB 45 When they didn't find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. WEB 46 It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both 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. WEB 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. WEB 48 When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously 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." WEB 49 He said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know 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?" WEB 50 They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. WEB 51 He went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to 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. WEB 52 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.