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Luke 2

CEB 1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. NRS 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. CEB 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. NRS 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. CEB 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. NRS 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. CEB 4 Since Joseph belonged to David's house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David's city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. NRS 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. CEB 5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant. NRS 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. CEB 6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. NRS 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. CEB 7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom. NRS 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. CEB 8 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. NRS 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. CEB 9 The Lord's angel stood before them, the Lord's glory shone around them, and they were terrified. NRS 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. CEB 10 The angel said, "Don't be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. NRS 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: CEB 11 Your savior is born today in David's city. He is Christ the Lord. NRS 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. CEB 12 This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly and lying in a manger." NRS 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger." CEB 13 Suddenly a great assembly of the heavenly forces was with the angel praising God. They said, NRS 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, CEB 14 "Glory to God in heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors." NRS 14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!" CEB 15 When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Let's go right now to Bethlehem and see what's happened. Let's confirm what the Lord has revealed to us." NRS 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." CEB 16 They went quickly and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. NRS 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. CEB 17 When they saw this, they reported what they had been told about this child. NRS 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; CEB 18 Everyone who heard it was amazed at what the shepherds told them. NRS 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. CEB 19 Mary committed these things to memory and considered them carefully. NRS 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. CEB 20 The shepherds returned home, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Everything happened just as they had been told. NRS 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. CEB 21 When eight days had passed, Jesus' parents circumcised him and gave him the name Jesus. This was the name given to him by the angel before he was conceived. NRS 21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. CEB 22 When the time came for their ritual cleansing, in accordance with the Law from Moses, they brought Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. ( NRS 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord CEB 23 It's written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord.") NRS 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord"), CEB 24 They offered a sacrifice in keeping with what's stated in the Law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. NRS 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." CEB 25 A man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. He was righteous and devout. He eagerly anticipated the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. NRS 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. CEB 26 The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he wouldn't die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. NRS 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah. CEB 27 Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple area. Meanwhile, Jesus' parents brought the child to the temple so that they could do what was customary under the Law. NRS 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, CEB 28 Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God. He said, NRS 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, CEB 29 "Now, master, let your servant go in peace according to your word, NRS 29 "Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; CEB 30 because my eyes have seen your salvation. NRS 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation, CEB 31 You prepared this salvation in the presence of all peoples. NRS 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, CEB 32 It's a light for revelation to the Gentiles and a glory for your people Israel." NRS 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." CEB 33 His father and mother were amazed by what was said about him. NRS 33 And the child's father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. CEB 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "This boy is assigned to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that generates opposition NRS 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed CEB 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your innermost being too." NRS 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too." CEB 36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, who belonged to the tribe of Asher. She was very old. After she married, she lived with her husband for seven years. NRS 36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, CEB 37 She was now an 84-year-old widow. She never left the temple area but worshipped God with fasting and prayer night and day. NRS 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. CEB 38 She approached at that very moment and began to praise God and to speak about Jesus to everyone who was looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. NRS 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. CEB 39 When Mary and Joseph had completed everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown, Nazareth in Galilee. NRS 39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. CEB 40 The child grew up and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor was on him. NRS 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. CEB 41 Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. NRS 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. CEB 42 When he was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to their custom. NRS 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. CEB 43 After the festival was over, they were returning home, but the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn't know it. NRS 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. CEB 44 Supposing that he was among their band of travelers, they journeyed on for a full day while looking for him among their family and friends. NRS 44 Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. CEB 45 When they didn't find Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. NRS 45 When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. CEB 46 After three days they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them and putting questions to them. NRS 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. CEB 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed by his understanding and his answers. NRS 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. CEB 48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother said, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Listen! Your father and I have been worried. We've been looking for you!" NRS 48 When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety." CEB 49 Jesus replied, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father's house?" NRS 49 He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" CEB 50 But they didn't understand what he said to them. NRS 50 But they did not understand what he said to them. CEB 51 Jesus went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. His mother cherished every word in her heart. NRS 51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. CEB 52 Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people. NRS 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

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