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Parallel Bible results for Luke 2:1-25

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Luke 2:1-25

NRS 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. NRS 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NRS 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. NIV 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 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. 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. NRS 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. NRS 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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. 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. NRS 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. NRS 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before 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. 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: 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. NRS 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. NRS 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth 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.” NRS 13 And 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, NRS 14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!" NIV 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 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." 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.” NRS 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. NRS 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, NRS 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NRS 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. NRS 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been 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. 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. 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. 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 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 NRS 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male shall be designated as 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” ), 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." 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.” 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. 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 on him.

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