1 G1161 Now G1096 it happened G1722 in G2250 those days, G1565 that G1378 a decree G1831 went out G3844 from G2541 Caesar G828 Augustus G3956 that all G3625 the world G583 should be enrolled.
2 G3778 This G1096 was G4413 the first G582 enrollment G1096 made when G1096 Quirinius was G2230 governor G4947 of Syria.
4 G2501 Joseph G1161 also G305 went up G575 from G1056 Galilee, G1537 out of G4172 the city G3478 of Nazareth, G1519 into G2449 Judea, G1519 to G4172 the city G1138 of David, G3748 which G2564 is called G965 Bethlehem, G1223 because G846 he G1511 was G1537 of G3624 the house G2532 and G3965 family G1138 of David;
5 G583 to enroll G4862 himself with G3137 Mary, G3423 who was pledged G846 to be married to him G1135 as wife, G5607 being G1471 pregnant.
6 G1161 It G1096 happened, G1722 while G846 they G1511 were G1563 there, G2250 that the day G4130 had come G846 that she G5088 should give birth.
7 G2532 She G5088 brought forth G846 her G4416 firstborn G5207 son, G2532 and G4683 she wrapped G846 him G4683 in bands of cloth, G2532 and G347 laid G846 him G1722 in G5336 a feeding trough, G1360 because G2258 there was G3756 no G5117 room G846 for them G1722 in G2646 the inn.
8 G2532 There G2258 were G4166 shepherds G1722 in G846 the same G5561 country G63 staying in the field, G5442 and keeping G5438 watch G3571 by night G1909 over G846 their G4167 flock.
9 G2400 Behold, G32 an angel G2962 of the Lord G2186 stood by G846 them, G2532 and G1391 the glory G2962 of the Lord G4034 shone around G846 them, G2532 and G5399 they were G3173 G5399 terrified.
10 G2532 The G32 angel G2036 said G846 to them, G3361 "Don't G5399 be afraid, G1063 for G2400 behold, G2097 I bring G5213 you G2097 good news G5479 of G3173 great G5479 joy G3748 which G2071 will be G2992 to G3956 all G2992 the people.
11 G3754 For G5088 there is born G5213 to you, G4594 this day, G1722 in G4172 the city G1138 of David, G4990 a Savior, G3739 who G2076 is G5547 Christ G2962 the Lord.
12 G5124 This G4592 is the sign G5213 to you: G2147 you will find G1025 a baby G4683 wrapped in strips of cloth, G2749 lying G1722 in G5336 a feeding trough."
13 G1810 Suddenly, G1096 there was G4862 with G32 the angel G4128 a multitude G3770 of the heavenly G4756 army G134 praising G2316 God, G2532 and G3004 saying,
14 G1391 "Glory G2316 to God G1722 in G5310 the highest, G2532 G1909 on G1093 earth G1515 peace, G2107 good will G1722 toward G444 men."
15 G2532 It G1096 happened, G5613 when G32 the angels G565 went away G575 from G846 them G1519 into G3772 the sky, G4166 that the shepherds G2036 said G240 one G4314 to G240 another, G1330 "Let's go G2193 to G965 Bethlehem, G1211 now, G2532 and G1492 see G5124 this G4487 thing G1096 that has happened, G3739 which G2962 the Lord G1107 has made known G444 to us."
16 G2532 They G2064 came G4692 with haste, G2532 and G429 found G3137 both Mary G2532 and G2501 Joseph, G2532 and G1025 the baby G2749 was lying G1722 in G5037 the feeding trough.
17 G1161 When G1492 they saw G1232 it, they publicized G4012 widely G4487 the saying G2980 which was spoken G846 to them G4012 about G5127 this G3813 child.
18 G3956 All G191 who heard G2296 it wondered G4012 at G3588 the things which G2980 were spoken G846 to them G5259 by G4314 the shepherds.
19 G1161 But G3137 Mary G4933 kept G3956 all G5023 these G4487 sayings, G4820 pondering G1722 them in G846 her G2588 heart.
20 G2532 The G4166 shepherds G1994 returned, G1392 glorifying G2532 and G134 praising G2316 God G1909 for G3956 all G3739 the things that G191 they had heard G2532 and G1492 seen, G2531 just as G2980 it was told G4314 G846 them.
21 G3753 When G3638 eight G2250 days G4130 were fulfilled G4059 for the circumcision G3813 of the child, G846 his G3686 name G2564 was called G2424 Jesus, G2564 which was given G5259 by G32 the angel G4253 before G846 he G4815 was conceived G1722 in G2532 the womb.
22 G3753 When G2250 the days G2512 of G846 their G2512 purification G2596 according to G3551 the law G3475 of Moses G4130 were fulfilled, G321 they brought G846 him G1519 up to G2414 Jerusalem, G3936 to present G2962 him to the Lord
23 G2531 (as G1125 it is written G1722 in G3551 the law G2962 of the Lord, G3956 "Every G730 male G1272 who opens G3388 the womb G2564 shall be called G40 holy G2962 to the Lord"),
24 G2532 and G1325 to offer G2378 a sacrifice G2596 according to G2046 that which is said G1722 in G3551 the law G2962 of the Lord, G2201 "A pair G5167 of turtledoves, G2228 or G1417 two G3502 young G4058 pigeons."
25 G2400 Behold, G2258 there was G444 a man G1722 in G2419 Jerusalem G3739 whose G3686 name G4826 was Simeon. G3778 This G444 man G1342 was righteous G2532 and G2126 devout, G4327 looking G3874 for the consolation G2474 of Israel, G2532 and G4151 the G40 Holy G4151 Spirit G2258 was G1909 on G846 him.
26 G2532 It G2258 had been G5537 revealed G846 to him G5259 by G4151 the G40 Holy G4151 Spirit G1492 that he should G3361 not G1492 see G2288 death G4250 before G1492 he had seen G5547 the G2962 Lord's G5547 Christ.
27 G2532 He G2064 came G1722 in G4151 the Spirit G1519 into G2411 the temple. G1722 When G1118 the parents G1521 brought in G3813 the child, G2424 Jesus, G4160 that they might do G4012 concerning G846 him G2596 according G1480 to the custom G846 of the law,
28 G2532 then G846 he G1209 received G846 him G1209 G1519 into G846 his G43 arms, G2532 and G2127 blessed G2316 God, G2532 and G2036 said,
29 G3568 "Now G630 you G630 are releasing G4675 your G1401 servant, G1203 Master, G2596 according to G4675 your G4487 word, G1722 in G1515 peace;
32 G5457 a light G1519 for G602 revelation G1484 to the nations, G2532 and G1391 the glory G2992 of G4675 your G2992 people G2474 Israel."
33 G2501 Joseph G2532 and G846 his G3384 mother G2296 were marveling G1909 at G2980 the things which were spoken G4012 concerning G2258 him,
34 G2532 and G4826 Simeon G2127 blessed G846 them, G2532 and G2036 said G4314 to G3137 Mary, G846 his G3384 mother, G2400 "Behold, G3778 this G2749 child is set G1519 for G4431 the falling G2532 and G386 the rising G4183 of many G1722 in G2474 Israel, G2532 and G1519 for G4592 a sign G483 which is spoken against.
35 G1161 Yes, G4501 a sword G1330 will pierce through G4675 your G846 own G5590 soul, G2532 G3704 that G1261 the thoughts G1537 of G4183 many G2588 hearts G302 G601 may be revealed."
36 G2532 There G2258 was G451 one Anna, G4398 a prophetess, G2364 the daughter G5323 of Phanuel, G4260 of G5443 the tribe G768 of Asher G846 (she G4260 was of G4183 a great G4260 age, G2198 having lived G3326 with G435 a husband G2033 seven G2094 years G575 from G846 her G1722 virginity,
37 G2532 and G846 she G5503 had been a widow G5613 for about G3589 eighty-four G2094 years), G3739 who G3756 didn't G868 depart G575 from G2411 the temple, G3000 worshipping G3521 with fastings G2532 and G1162 petitions G3571 night G2532 and G3778 day.
38 G2532 Coming G2186 up G846 at that G5610 very hour, G846 she G437 gave thanks G2962 to the Lord, G2532 and G2980 spoke G4012 of G846 him G3956 to all G4327 those who were looking G3085 for redemption G1722 in G3778 Jerusalem.
39 G5613 When G5055 they had accomplished G537 all things G2596 that were according to G3551 the law G2962 of the Lord, G5290 they returned G1519 into G1056 Galilee, G1519 to G846 their own G4172 city, G3478 Nazareth.
40 G1161 The G3813 child G837 was growing, G2532 and G2901 was becoming strong G4151 in spirit, G4137 being filled G4678 with wisdom, G2532 and G5485 the grace G2316 of God G2258 was G1909 upon G846 him.
41 G846 His G1118 parents G4198 went G2596 every G2094 year G1519 to G2419 Jerusalem G1859 at the feast G3957 of the Passover.
42 G3753 When G1096 he was G1427 twelve G2094 years old, G846 they G305 went up G1519 to G2414 Jerusalem G1519 according to G1485 the custom G1859 of the feast,
43 G2532 and G846 when they G5048 had fulfilled G2250 the days, G1722 as G846 they G5290 were returning, G3816 the boy G2424 Jesus G5278 stayed behind G1722 in G2419 Jerusalem. G2501 Joseph G2532 and G846 his G3384 mother G3756 didn't G1097 know it,
44 G1161 but G3543 supposing G846 him G1511 to be G1722 in G4923 the company, G2064 they went G2250 a day's G3598 journey, G2532 and G327 they looked G846 for him G1722 among G4773 their relatives G2532 and G1110 acquaintances.
45 G2532 When G3361 they didn't G2147 find G846 him, G5290 they returned G1519 to G2419 Jerusalem, G2212 looking G846 for him.
46 G2532 It G1096 happened G3326 after G5140 three G2250 days G2147 they found G846 him G1722 in G2411 the temple, G2516 sitting G1722 in G3319 the midst G1320 of the teachers, G2532 both G191 listening G846 to them, G2532 and G1905 asking G846 them G1905 questions.
47 G3956 All G191 who heard G846 him G1839 were amazed G1909 at G846 his G4907 understanding G2532 and G612 his answers.
48 G2532 When G1492 they saw G846 him, G1605 they were astonished, G2532 and G846 his G3384 mother G2036 said G4314 to G846 him, G5043 "Son, G5101 why G4160 have you G4160 treated G2254 us G3779 this way? G2400 Behold, G4675 your G3962 father G2504 and I G3600 were anxiously G2212 looking G4571 for you."
49 G2532 He G2036 said G4314 to G846 them, G5101 "Why G3754 were G2212 you looking G3165 for me? G3756 Didn't G1492 you G3754 know that G3165 I G1163 must G1511 be G1722 in G3450 my G3962 Father's G3588 house?"
50 G846 They G3756 didn't G4920 understand G4487 the saying G3739 which G2980 he spoke G846 to them.
51 G2532 And G2597 he went down G3326 with G846 them, G2532 and G2064 came G1519 to G3478 Nazareth. G2532 He G2258 was G5293 subject to G846 them, G2532 and G846 his G3384 mother G1301 kept G3956 all G5023 these G4487 sayings G1722 in G846 her G2588 heart.