And it cameG1096 to pass in thoseG1565 days,G2250 that there wentG1831 out a decreeG1378 from CaesarG2541 Augustus G828that allG3956 the worldG3625 should be taxed.G582
(And thisG3778 taxingG583 was firstG4413 madeG1096 when CyreniusG2958 was governorG2230 of Syria.G4947)
And allG3956 wentG4198 to be taxed,G582 everyG1538 one intoG1519 his ownG2398 city.G4172
And JosephG2501 alsoG2532 wentG305 up from Galilee,G1056 out of the cityG4172 of Nazareth,G3478 intoG1519 Judaea,G2449 to the cityG4172 of David,G1138 whichG3748 is calledG2564 Bethlehem;G965 (becauseG1223 he was of the houseG3624 and lineageG3965 of David:G1138)
To be taxedG582 with MaryG3137 his espousedG3423 wife,G1135 beingG5607 great with child.G1471
And so it was, that, while they were there,G1563 the daysG2250 were accomplishedG4130 that she should be delivered.G5088
And she broughtG5088 forthG5088 her firstbornG4416 son,G5207 and wrappedG4683 him in swaddlingG4683 clothes,G4683 and laidG347 him in a manger;G5336 becauseG1360 there was noG3756 roomG5117 for them in the inn.G2646
And there were in the sameG846 countryG5561 shepherdsG4166 abidingG63 in the field,G68 keepingG5442 watchG5438 overG1909 their flockG4167 by night.G3571
And, see,G2400 the angelG32 of the LordG2962 cameG2186 on them, and the gloryG1391 of the LordG2962 shoneG4034 roundG4034 aboutG4034 them: and they were soreG3173 afraid.G5399
And the angelG32 saidG2036 to them, FearG5399 not: for, behold,G2400 I bringG2097 you goodG2097 tidingsG2097 of greatG3173 joy,G5479 whichG3748 shall be to allG3956 people.G2992
For to you is bornG5088 thisG4594 dayG4594 in the cityG4172 of DavidG1138 a Savior,G4990 whichG3739 is ChristG5547 the Lord.G2962
And thisG5124 shall be a signG4592 to you; You shall findG2147 the babeG1025 wrappedG4683 in swaddlingG4683 clothes,G4683 lyingG2749 in a manger.G5336
And suddenlyG1810 there was with the angelG32 a multitudeG4128 of the heavenlyG3770 hostG4756 praisingG134 God,G2316 and saying,G3004
GloryG1391 to GodG2316 in the highest,G5310 and onG1909 earthG1093 peace,G1515 goodG2107 willG2107 towardG1722 men.G444
And it cameG1096 to pass, as the angelsG32 were goneG565 awayG565 from them intoG1519 heaven,G3772 the shepherdsG4166 saidG2036 oneG240 to another,G240 Let us nowG1211 goG1330 even to Bethlehem,G965 and seeG1492 thisG5124 thingG4487 whichG3588 is comeG1096 to pass, whichG3588 the LordG2962 has madeG1107 knownG1107 to us.
And they cameG2064 with haste,G4692 and foundG429 Mary,G3137 and Joseph,G2501 and the babeG1025 lyingG2749 in a manger.G5336
And when they had seenG1492 it, they madeG1232 knownG1232 abroadG1232 the sayingG4487 whichG3588 was toldG2980 them concerningG4012 thisG5127 child.G3813
And allG3956 they that heardG191 it wonderedG2296 atG4012 those things whichG3588 were toldG2980 them by the shepherds.G4166
But MaryG3137 keptG4933 allG3956 theseG5023 things,G4487 and ponderedG4820 them in her heart.G2588
And the shepherdsG4166 returned,G1994 glorifyingG1392 and praisingG134 GodG2316 for allG3956 the things that they had heardG191 and seen,G1492 as it was toldG2980 to them.
And whenG3753 eightG3638 daysG2250 were accomplishedG4130 for the circumcisingG4059 of the child,G3813 his nameG3686 was calledG2564 JESUS,G2424 whichG3588 was so namedG2564 of the angelG32 beforeG4253 he was conceivedG4815 in the womb.G2836
And whenG3753 the daysG2250 of her purificationG2512 accordingG2596 to the lawG3551 of MosesG3475 were accomplished,G4130 they broughtG321 him to Jerusalem,G2414 to presentG3936 him to the Lord;G2962
(As it is writtenG1125 in the lawG3551 of the LORD,G2962 EveryG3956 maleG730 that opensG1272 the wombG3388 shall be calledG2564 holyG40 to the Lord;G2962)
And to offerG1325 a sacrificeG2378 accordingG2596 to that which is saidG2046 in the lawG3551 of the Lord,G2962 A pairG2201 of turtledoves,G5167 orG2228 twoG1417 youngG3502 pigeons.G4058
And, behold,G2400 there was a manG444 in Jerusalem,G2419 whoseG3739 nameG3686 was Simeon;G4826 and the sameG3778 manG444 was justG1342 and devout,G2126 waitingG4327 for the consolationG3874 of Israel:G2474 and the HolyG40 GhostG4151 was on him.
And it was revealedG5537 to him by the HolyG40 Ghost,G4151 that he should not seeG1492 death,G2288 beforeG4250 G2228 he had seenG1492 the Lord'sG2962 Christ.G5547
And he cameG2064 by the SpiritG4151 intoG1519 the temple:G2411 and whenG1722 G3588 the parentsG1118 broughtG1521 in the childG3813 Jesus,G2424 to doG4160 for him afterG2596 the customG1480 of the law,G3551
ThenG2532 tookG1209 he him up in his arms,G43 and blessedG2127 God,G2316 and said,G2036
Lord,G1203 nowG3568 letG630 you your servantG1401 departG630 in peace,G1515 accordingG2596 to your word:G4487
For myG3450 eyesG3788 have seenG1492 your salvation,G4992
WhichG3739 you have preparedG2090 beforeG2596 the faceG4383 of allG3956 people;G2992
A lightG5457 to lightenG602 the Gentiles,G1484 and the gloryG1391 of your peopleG2992 Israel.G2474
And JosephG2501 and his motherG3384 marveledG2296 atG1909 thoseG3588 things which were spokenG2980 of him.
And SimeonG4826 blessedG2127 them, and saidG2036 to MaryG3137 his mother,G3384 Behold,G2400 thisG3778 child is setG2749 for the fallG4431 and risingG386 againG386 of manyG4183 in Israel;G2474 and for a signG4592 which shall be spokenG483 against;G483
(Yes,G1161 a swordG4501 shall pierceG1330 throughG1330 your own soulG5590 also,G2532) that the thoughtsG1261 of manyG4183 heartsG2588 may be revealed.G601
And there was one Anna,G451 a prophetess,G4398 the daughterG2364 of Phanuel,G5323 of the tribeG5443 of Aser:G768 she was of a greatG4183 age,G2250 and had livedG2198 with an husbandG435 sevenG2033 yearsG2094 from her virginity;G3932
And she was a widowG5503 of aboutG5613 fourscoreG3589 and fourG5064 years,G2094 whichG3739 departedG868 not from the temple,G2411 but servedG3000 God with fastingsG3521 and prayersG1162 nightG3571 and day.G2250
And she comingG2186 in that instantG5610 gaveG437 thanksG437 likewiseG437 to the Lord,G2962 and spokeG2980 of him to allG3956 them that lookedG4327 for redemptionG3085 in Jerusalem.G2419
And whenG5613 they had performedG5055 allG537 things accordingG2596 to the lawG3551 of the Lord,G2962 they returnedG5290 intoG1519 Galilee,G1056 to their own cityG4172 Nazareth.G3478
And the childG3813 grew,G837 and waxedG2901 strongG2901 in spirit,G4151 filledG4137 with wisdom:G4678 and the graceG5485 of GodG2316 was on him.
NowG2532 his parentsG1118 wentG4198 to JerusalemG2419 everyG2596 yearG2094 at the feastG1859 of the passover.G3957
And whenG3753 he was twelveG1427 yearsG2094 old, they wentG305 up to JerusalemG2414 afterG2596 the customG1485 of the feast.G1859
And when they had fulfilledG5048 the days,G2250 as they returned,G5290 the childG3816 JesusG2424 tarriedG5278 behindG5278 in Jerusalem;G2419 and JosephG2501 and his motherG3384 knewG1097 not of it.
But they, supposingG3543 him to have beenG1511 in the company,G4923 wentG2064 a day'sG2250 journey;G3598 and they soughtG327 him amongG1722 their kinsfolkG4773 and acquaintance.G1110
And when they foundG2147 him not, they turnedG5290 backG5290 againG5290 to Jerusalem,G2419 seekingG2212 him.
And it cameG1096 to pass, that afterG3326 threeG5140 daysG2250 they foundG2147 him in the temple,G2411 sittingG2516 in the middleG3319 of the doctors,G1320 bothG2532 hearingG191 them, and askingG1905 them questions.G1905
And allG3956 that heardG191 him were astonishedG1839 atG1909 his understandingG4907 and answers.G612
And when they sawG1492 him, they were amazed:G1605 and his motherG3384 saidG2036 to him, Son,G5043 whyG5101 have you thusG3779 dealtG4160 with us? behold,G2400 your fatherG3962 and I have soughtG2212 you sorrowing.G3600
And he saidG2036 to them, HowG5101 is it that you soughtG2212 me? knewG1492 you not that I mustG1163 be aboutG1722 my Father'sG3962 business?
And they understoodG4920 not the sayingG4487 whichG3739 he spokeG2980 to them.
And he wentG2597 downG2597 with them, and cameG2064 to Nazareth,G3478 and was subjectG5293 to them: but his motherG3384 keptG1301 allG3956 theseG5023 sayingsG4487 in her heart.G2588
And JesusG2424 increasedG4298 in wisdomG4678 and stature,G2244 and in favorG5485 with GodG2316 and man.G444