Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NKJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NKJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Luke 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to Luk 2:1

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:1

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

Tools specific to Luk 2:2

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:2

This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.

Tools specific to Luk 2:3

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:3

So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Tools specific to Luk 2:4

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:4

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

Tools specific to Luk 2:5

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:5

to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,[fn] who was with child.

Tools specific to Luk 2:6

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:6

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.

Tools specific to Luk 2:7

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:7

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Tools specific to Luk 2:8

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:8

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Tools specific to Luk 2:9

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:9

And behold,[fn] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

Tools specific to Luk 2:10

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:10

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.

Tools specific to Luk 2:11

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:11

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Tools specific to Luk 2:12

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:12

“And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

Tools specific to Luk 2:13

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:13

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Tools specific to Luk 2:14

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[fn]

Tools specific to Luk 2:15

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:15

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Tools specific to Luk 2:16

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:16

And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.

Tools specific to Luk 2:17

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:17

Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[fn] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.

Tools specific to Luk 2:18

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:18

And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

Tools specific to Luk 2:19

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:19

But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.

Tools specific to Luk 2:20

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:20

Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Tools specific to Luk 2:21

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:21

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child,[fn] His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Tools specific to Luk 2:22

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:22

Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord

Tools specific to Luk 2:23

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:23

(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD),[fn]

Tools specific to Luk 2:24

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”[fn]

Tools specific to Luk 2:25

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:25

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Tools specific to Luk 2:26

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:26

And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Tools specific to Luk 2:27

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:27

So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law,

Tools specific to Luk 2:28

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:28

he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

Tools specific to Luk 2:29

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:29

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;

Tools specific to Luk 2:30

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:30

For my eyes have seen Your salvation

Tools specific to Luk 2:31

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:31

Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

Tools specific to Luk 2:32

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:32

A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”

Tools specific to Luk 2:33

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:33

And Joseph and His mother[fn] marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.

Tools specific to Luk 2:34

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:34

Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against

Tools specific to Luk 2:35

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:35

“(yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Tools specific to Luk 2:36

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:36

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

Tools specific to Luk 2:37

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:37

and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years,[fn] who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Tools specific to Luk 2:38

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:38

And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord,[fn] and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Tools specific to Luk 2:39

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:39

So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

Tools specific to Luk 2:40

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:40

And the Child grew and became strong in spirit,[fn] filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Tools specific to Luk 2:41

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:41

His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.

Tools specific to Luk 2:42

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:42

And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.

Tools specific to Luk 2:43

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:43

When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother[fn] did not know it;

Tools specific to Luk 2:44

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:44

but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Tools specific to Luk 2:45

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:45

So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.

Tools specific to Luk 2:46

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:46

Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.

Tools specific to Luk 2:47

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:47

And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.

Tools specific to Luk 2:48

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:48

So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”

Tools specific to Luk 2:49

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:49

And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

Tools specific to Luk 2:50

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:50

But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

Tools specific to Luk 2:51

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:51

Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.

Tools specific to Luk 2:52

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
decorationPrevious BookPrevious ChapterGo to Top of PageNext ChapterNext Bookdecoration
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits wife.
NU-Text omits behold.
NU-Text reads toward men of goodwill.
NU-Text omits widely.
NU-Text reads for His circumcision.
Exodus 13:2, 12, 15
Leviticus 12:8
NU-Text reads And His father and mother.
NU-Text reads a widow until she was eighty-four.
NU-Text reads to God.
NU-Text omits in spirit.
NU-Text reads And His parents.

NKJV

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web page is for personal use only. Any other use of the NKJV must be in conformity with the Quotation Policy for the New King James Version. For more information about the New King James Version, the Quotation Policy, and for inquiries about permission to use the New King James Version, go to http://www.nelsonbibles.com.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NKJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the NKJV
Version Selector Up Arrow KJV - King James Version NKJV - New King James Version NLT - New Living Translation NIV - New International Version ESV - English Standard Version HCSB - Holman Christian Standard Bible NASB - New American Standard Bible NET - New English Translation RSV - Revised Standard Version ASV - American Standard Version YLT - Young's Literal Translation DBY - Darby Translation WEB - Webster's Bible HNV - Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 - Reina-Valera 1960VUL - Latin VulgatemGNT - Morphological Greek New TestamentTR - Textus Receptus
Go to Top There is no Go To Top button on mobile devices and tablets
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format
Chicago format
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

InterlinearInterlinear
BiblesBibles
Cross-RefsCross-Refs
CommentariesCommentaries
DictionariesDictionaries
MiscellaneousMiscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Blue Letter Bible
Loading...
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Did you forget your password?

Register a new BLB account

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login
 

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

Sponsorship Information

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2016 Blue Letter Bible