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Luke 2

2:1   And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2:2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
2:3   And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
2:4   And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; * (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
2:5  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
2:6   And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7   And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
2:8   And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field *, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9   And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid *.
2:10   And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
2:11   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12   And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
2:15   And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven *, the shepherds *  said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
2:16   And they came with haste, and *  found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17   And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying *  which was told them concerning this child.
2:18   And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them *  by the shepherds.
2:19   But Mary kept all these things *, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20   And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2:21   And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child *, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
2:22   And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
2:23   (As it is written in the law of the Lord *, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
2:24   And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
2:25   And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2:26   And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27   And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do * for him after the custom of the law,
2:28   Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29   Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
2:30   For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31   Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
2:32  A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
2:33   And Joseph and his mother marvelled * at those things which were spoken of him.
2:34   And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35   (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36   And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she * was of a great *  age *, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37   And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38   And she * coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39   And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
2:40   And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41   Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
2:42   And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
2:43   And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
2:44   But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and *  acquaintance.
2:45   And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46   And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
2:47   And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
2:48   And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49   And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
2:50   And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
2:51   And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
2:52   And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


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