Parallel Bible results for Luke 2:1-24

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Luke 2:1-24

GNT 1 At that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. GNT 2 When this first census took place, Quirinius was the governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) GNT 3 Everyone, then, went to register himself, each to his own hometown. NIV 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. GNT 4 Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of King David. Joseph went there because he was a descendant 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. GNT 5 He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him. She was pregnant, NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. GNT 6 and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, GNT 7 She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger - there was no room for them to stay 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 guest room available for them. GNT 8 There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. GNT 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid, NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. GNT 10 but the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. NIV 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. GNT 11 This very day in David's town your Savior was born - Christ the Lord! NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. GNT 12 And this is what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths 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.” GNT 13 Suddenly a great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, GNT 14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!" NIV 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” GNT 15 When the angels went away from them back 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." 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.” GNT 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. GNT 17 When the shepherds saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, GNT 18 All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. GNT 19 Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. GNT 20 The shepherds went back, singing praises to God for all they had heard and seen; it had been just as the angel had told 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. GNT 21 A week later, when the time came for the baby to be circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name which the angel had given him before he had been conceived. NIV 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. GNT 22 The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, NIV 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord GNT 23 as it is written in the law of the Lord: "Every first-born male is to be dedicated 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” ), GNT 24 They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord. 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.”

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