Luke 2
1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar [venerable] Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 [And] this taxing was first made when Quirinius [warrior] was governor of Aram [exalted] (Syria [etymology is uncertain])
3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4And Yosef [God will add] also went up from Galil [circuit, district], out of the city of Natzeret [one separated], into Y’hudah [praised], unto the city of David [Beloved], which is called Beit-Lechem [House of Bread]; (because he was of the house and lineage of David [Beloved])
5To be taxed with Miryam [waters of strength] his espoused wife, being great with child.
6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes (cloths for wrapping infants tightly), and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord - Kurios came upon them, and the glory of the Lord - Kurios shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David [Beloved] a Saviour, which is Moshiach [Messiah] the Lord - Kurios.
12And this [shall be] a sign unto you; You2f shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes (cloths for wrapping infants tightly), lying in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God-Theos, and saying,
14Glory to God-Theos in the highest, and on earth peace among men of God’s good pleasure or choosing..
15And 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 Beit-Lechem [House of Bread], and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord - Kurios has made known unto us.
16And they came with haste, and found Miryam [waters of strength], and Yosef [God will add], and the babe lying in a manger.
17And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19But Miryam [waters of strength] kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart.
20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God-Theos for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called YESHUA (GOD SAVES), which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] were accomplished, they brought him to Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], to present [him] to the Lord - Kurios;
23(As it is written in the law of the Lord - Kurios, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord - Kurios;)
24And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord - Kurios, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25And, behold, there was a man in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], whose name [was] Shim’on [he who hears]; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heal Of God]: and the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] was upon him.
26And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh], that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord - Kurios’s Moshiach [Messiah].
27And he came by the Spirit [Ruach] into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Yeshua [God is Salvation], to do for him after the custom of the law,
28Then took he him up in his arms, and Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) God-Theos, and said,
29Lord - Kurios, now let youi youri slave depart in peace, according to youri word:
30For my eyes have seen youri Salvation,
31Which youi have prepared before the face of all people;
32A light to lighten the Goyim [Gentiles], and the glory of youri people Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heal Of God].
33And Yosef [God will add] and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34And Shim’on [he who hears] Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) them, and said unto Miryam [waters of strength] his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heal Of God]; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35(Yes, a sword shall pierce through youri own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the Bat-P’nu’el [daugher of the face of God], of the tribe of Asher [Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous)]: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37And she [was] a widow of about eighty and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served [God-Theos] with fastings and prayers night and day.
38And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord - Kurios, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace].
39And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord - Kurios, they returned into Galil [circuit, district], to their own city Natzeret [one separated].
40And the child grew, and waxed strong in Spirit [Ruach], filled with wisdom: and the grace of God-Theos was upon him.
41Now his parents went to Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace] every year at the feast of the Passover.
42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace] after the custom of the feast.
43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Yeshua [God is Salvation] tarried behind in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]; and Yosef [God will add] and his mother knew not [of it].
44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among [their] kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace], seeking him.
46And 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.
47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why have youi thus dealt with us? behold, youri father and I have sought youi sorrowing.
49And he said unto them, How is it that you2f sought me? did not know you2f not that I must be about my Father’s business?
50And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.
51And he went down with them, and came to Natzeret [one separated], and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52And Yeshua [God is Salvation] increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God-Theos and man.

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