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Luke 2

WYC 1 And it was done in those days, a commandment went out from the emperor Augustus [a commandment went out from Caesar Augustus], that all the world should be described. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. WYC 2 This first describing was made of Cyrenius, justice of Syria [justice, or keeper, of Syria]. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) WYC 3 And all men went to make profession, [or acknowledging,] each into his own city. [+And all went, that they should make profession, or acknowledging, each by himself into his city.] NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. WYC 4 And Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city Nazareth [of the city of Nazareth], into Judaea, into a city of David, that is called Bethlehem, for that he was of the house and of the 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. WYC 5 that he should acknowledge with Mary, his wife, that was wedded to him, and was great with child. [that he should acknowledge with Mary, spoused to him wife, with child.] NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. WYC 6 And it was done, while they were there, the days were fulfilled, that she should bear child. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, WYC 7 And she bare her firstborn son, and wrapped him in ?clothes, and laid him in a feed-trough [and put him in a cratch], for there was no place to him in no chamber. 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. WYC 8 And shepherds were in the same country, waking and keeping the watches of the night on [upon] their flock. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. WYC 9 And lo! the angel of the Lord stood beside them, and the clearness of God shined about them [and the clearness of God shone about them]; and they dreaded with great dread. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. WYC 10 And the angel said to them, Do not ye dread; for lo! I preach to you a great joy [lo! soothly I evangelize to you a great joy], that shall be to 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. WYC 11 For a Saviour is born to day to you, that 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. WYC 12 And this is a token to you; ye shall find a young child wrapped in ?clothes, and laid in a feed-trough [and put in a cratch]. NIV 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." WYC 13 And suddenly there was made with the angel a multitude of heavenly knighthood, praising God, and saying, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, WYC 14 Glory be in the highest things to God, and in earth peace be to men of good will. [Glory in the highest things to God, and in 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." WYC 15 And it was done, as the angels passed away from them into heaven, the shepherds spake together, and said, Go we over [till] to Bethlehem, and see we this word that is made, which the Lord hath made, and showed 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." WYC 16 And they hieing came, and found Mary and Joseph, and the young child laid in a feed-trough [put in a cratch]. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. WYC 17 And they seeing, knew of the word that was said to them of this child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, WYC 18 And all men that heard wondered, and of these things that were said to them of the shepherds. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. WYC 19 But Mary kept all these words, bearing together in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. WYC 20 And the shepherds turned again, glorifying and praising God in all things that they had heard and seen, as it was said 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. WYC 21 And after that eight days were ended, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was called of the angel, before that 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. WYC 22 And after that the days of the purification of Mary were fulfilled, after Moses' law, they took him into Jerusalem, to offer 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 WYC 23 as it is written in the law of the Lord, For every male-kind 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" ), WYC 24 and that they shall give an offering, after that it is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons [or two culver birds]. 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." WYC 25 And lo! a man was in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and virtuous, and abode the comfort of Israel [and this man was just and dread-full, abiding the comfort 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. WYC 26 And he had taken an answer of the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, but he saw first 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. WYC 27 And he came in Spirit into the temple. And when his father and mother led [in] the child Jesus to do after the custom of the law for him, 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, WYC 28 he took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: WYC 29 Lord, now thou lettest go thy servant after thy word in peace; [Lord, now thy leavest thy servant after thy word in peace;] NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. WYC 30 for mine eyes have seen thine health, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, WYC 31 which thou hast made ready before the face of all peoples; NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, WYC 32 light to the showing of heathen men, and glory of thy people Israel. NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." WYC 33 And his father and his mother were wondering on [upon] these things, that were said of him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. WYC 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, Lo! this is set into the falling down and into the rising again [into the falling and into the rising again] of many men in Israel, and into a token, to whom it shall be against-said. 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, WYC 35 And a sword shall pass through thine own soul, that the thoughts be showed of many hearts. NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." WYC 36 And Anna was a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the lineage of Aser. And she had gone forth in many days, and had lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood. 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, WYC 37 And this was a widow to fourscore years and four; and she departed not from the temple [which departed not from the temple], but served God night and day in fastings and prayers. 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. WYC 38 And this came upon them in that hour, and acknowledged to the Lord [And this in that hour above coming, acknowledged to the Lord], and spake of him to all that abided 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. WYC 39 And as they had full done all things [And as they had perfectly done all things], after the law of the Lord, they turned again into Galilee, into 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. WYC 40 And the child waxed, and was comforted, 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. WYC 41 And his father and mother went each year into Jerusalem [And his father and mother went by all years into Jerusalem], in the solemn day of pask. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. WYC 42 And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast day. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. WYC 43 And when the days were done, they turned again; and the child abode in Jerusalem, and his father and mother 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. WYC 44 For they guessing that he had been in the fellowship, came a day's journey, and sought him among his cousins and his acknowledged. [+Forsooth they guessing him to be in the company, or fellowship, came the way, or journey, of a day, and sought him among his cousins and known.] 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. WYC 45 And when they found him not, they turned again into Jerusalem, and sought him [seeking him]. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. WYC 46 And it befell [And it was done], that after the third day they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors, hearing them and asking them. NIV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. WYC 47 And all men that heard him, wondered on the prudence and the answers of him. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. WYC 48 And they saw, and wondered. And his mother said to him, Son, what hast thou done to us thus? Lo! thy father and I sorrowing have sought thee. 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." WYC 49 And he said to them, What is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that in those things that be of my Father [wist ye not, that in those things that be my Father's], it behooveth me to be? NIV 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" WYC 50 And they understood not the word, which he spake to them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. WYC 51 And he came down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept together all these words, and bare them in her heart [bearing together 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. WYC 52 And Jesus profited in wisdom, age, and grace, with God and men. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.