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Luke 2 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:1 - But it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census should be made of all the habitable world.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:2 - The census itself first took place when Cyrenius had the government of Syria.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:3 - And all went to be inscribed in the census roll, each to his own city:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:4 - and Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city Nazareth to Judaea, to David's city, the which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:5 - to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him as his wife, she being great with child.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:6 - And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth to her child were fulfilled,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:7 - and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in swaddling-clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:9 - And lo, an angel of the Lord was there by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared with great fear.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:10 - And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I announce to you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:11 - for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:12 - And this is the sign to you: ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and lying in a manger.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:13 - And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:14 - Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - And it came to pass, as the angels departed from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us make our way then now as far as Bethlehem, and let us see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:16 - And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:17 - and having seen it they made known about the country the thing which had been said to them concerning this child.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:18 - And all who heard it wondered at the things said to them by the shepherds.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:19 - But Mary kept all these things in her mind, pondering them in her heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all things which they had heard and seen, as it had been said to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:21 - And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, which was the name given by the angel before he had been conceived in the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:22 - And when the days were fulfilled for their purifying according to the law of Moses, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:23 - (as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:24 - and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:25 - And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and pious, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:26 - And it was divinely communicated to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he should see the Lord's Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:27 - And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and as the parents brought in the child Jesus that they might do for him according to the custom of the law,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:28 - *he* received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:29 - Lord, now thou lettest thy bondman go, according to thy word, in peace;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:30 - for mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:31 - which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:32 - a light for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:33 - And his father and mother wondered at the things which were said concerning him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:34 - And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Lo, this child is set for the fall and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:35 - (and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that the thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:36 - And there was a prophetess, Anna, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was far advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:37 - and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:38 - and she coming up the same hour gave praise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:39 - And when they had completed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:40 - And the child grew and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and God's grace was upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:41 - And his parents went yearly to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:42 - And when he was twelve years old, and they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:43 - and had completed the days, as they returned, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, and his parents knew not of it;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:44 - but, supposing him to be in the company that journeyed together, they went a day's journey, and sought him among their relations and acquaintances:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:45 - and not having found him they returned to Jerusalem seeking him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:46 - And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and asking them questions.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:47 - And all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:48 - And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:49 - And he said to them, Why is it that ye have sought me? did ye not know that I ought to be occupied in my Father's business?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:50 - And they understood not the thing that he said to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:52 - And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.

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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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