"The Holy Bible"
Book of Luke
And it came to pass in those days, that there went
out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the
world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was
governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the
city of Nazareth, into
Judaea, unto the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he
was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being
great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the
days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room
for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and
the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and
they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is
born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which
is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find
the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
And 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
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to
pass, which the Lord
hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad
the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things
which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them
in her heart.
shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all
the things that they had heard and seen, as it was
told unto them.
And when eight days were accomplished
for the circumcising of
the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so
named of the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.
And when the
days of her purification according to the law of
Moses were accomplished, they brought him to
Jerusalem, to present him
to the Lord;
(As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every
male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to
And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is
said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves,
or two young pigeons.
And, behold, there was a man in
Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout,
waiting for the
consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,
that he should not see death, before he had seen
the Lord's Christ.
And he came by
the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the
custom of the law,
Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God,
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in
peace, according to thy word:
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of
thy people Israel.
And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things
which were spoken of him.
blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold,
this child is set for the fall and rising again of
many in Israel; and
for a sign which shall be spoken against;
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul
also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be
And there was
one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel,
of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and
had lived with an
husband seven years from her virginity;
And she was a
widow of about fourscore and four years, which
departed not from the temple, but served God with
fastings and prayers
night and day.
And she coming
in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
Lord, and spake of him to all them that
looked for redemption in
And when they had performed all things according to
the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to
their own city Nazareth.
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon
AND HE SAID
"LET ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME UNTO
ME FOR THEIR'S IS THE KINGDOM." OF