Luke - Chapter 2
2 This census -- the first -- took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria,
6 Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child,
10 but the angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.
11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favours.
20 And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
21 When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.
24 and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed-
36 There was a prophetess, too, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well on in years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been married for seven years
45 When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.
51 He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.
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