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Parallel Bible results for Luke 2:1-35

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Luke 2:1-35

NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NIV 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. NIV 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 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. 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. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and 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. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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. 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. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to 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. 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. 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. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he 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. NIV 12 This will be a sign 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.” NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, NIV 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” NIV 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 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.” 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.” NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning 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, NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 NIV 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated 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” ), 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.” 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.” 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. 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. NIV 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. NIV 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 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, 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, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: NIV 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. NIV 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” NIV 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. NIV 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 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, 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, NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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