The Story of Christmas…


Luke two&nbsp(KJV)

two&nbspAnd it came to pass in these days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the globe really should be taxed.

two&nbsp(And this taxing was initially produced when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

three&nbspAnd all went to be taxed, every single one particular into his personal city.

four&nbspAnd Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is referred to as Bethlehem (due to the fact he was of the home and lineage of David:)

five&nbspTo be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, becoming excellent with youngster.

six&nbspAnd so it was, that, although they had been there, the days had been achieved that she really should be delivered.

7&nbspAnd she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothing, and laid him in a manger due to the fact there was no space for them in the inn.

eight&nbspAnd there had been in the identical nation shepherds abiding in the field, maintaining watch more than their flock by evening.

9&nbspAnd, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they had been sore afraid.

10&nbspAnd the angel mentioned unto them, Worry not: for, behold, I bring you fantastic tidings of excellent joy, which shall be to all people today.

11&nbspFor unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12&nbspAnd this shall be a sign unto you Ye shall locate the babe wrapped in swaddling clothing, lying in a manger.

13&nbspAnd abruptly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14&nbspGlory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, fantastic will toward guys.

15&nbspAnd it came to pass, as the angels had been gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds mentioned one particular to a further, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this point which is come to pass, which the Lord hath produced identified unto us.

16&nbspAnd they came with haste, and located Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17&nbspAnd when they had observed it, they produced identified abroad the saying which was told them regarding this youngster.

18&nbspAnd all they that heard it wondered at these items which had been told them by the shepherds.

19&nbspBut Mary kept all these items, and pondered them in her heart.

20&nbspAnd the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the items that they had heard and observed, as it was told unto them.

21&nbspAnd when eight days had been achieved for the circumcising of the youngster, his name was referred to as&nbspJesus, which was so named of the angel ahead of he was conceived in the womb.

22&nbspAnd when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses had been achieved, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord

23&nbsp(As it is written in the law of the&nbspLord, Each and every male that openeth the womb shall be referred to as holy to the Lord)

24&nbspAnd to provide a sacrifice according to that which is mentioned in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25&nbspAnd, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon and the identical man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26&nbspAnd it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he really should not see death, ahead of he had observed the Lord&#8217s Christ.

27&nbspAnd he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the youngster Jesus, to do for him following the custom of the law,

28&nbspThen took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and mentioned,

29&nbspLord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30&nbspFor mine eyes have observed thy salvation,

31&nbspWhich thou hast ready ahead of the face of all people today

32&nbspA light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people today Israel.

33&nbspAnd Joseph and his mother marvelled at these items which had been spoken of him.

34&nbspAnd Simeon blessed them, and mentioned unto Mary his mother, Behold, this youngster is set for the fall and increasing once again of quite a few in Israel and for a sign which shall be spoken against

35&nbsp(Yea, a sword shall pierce by means of thy personal soul also,) that the thoughts of quite a few hearts may well be revealed.

36&nbspAnd there was one particular Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a excellent age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity

37&nbspAnd she was a widow of about fourscore and 4 years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers evening and day.

38&nbspAnd she coming in that immediate gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

39&nbspAnd when they had performed all items according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their personal city Nazareth.

40&nbspAnd the youngster grew, and waxed sturdy in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41&nbspNow his parents went to Jerusalem every single year at the feast of the passover.

42&nbspAnd when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem following the custom of the feast.

43&nbspAnd when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the youngster Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44&nbspBut they, supposing him to have been in the firm, went a day&#8217s journey and they sought him amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45&nbspAnd when they located him not, they turned back once again to Jerusalem, searching for him.

46&nbspAnd it came to pass, that following 3 days they located him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the medical doctors, each hearing them, and asking them queries.

47&nbspAnd all that heard him had been astonished at his understanding and answers.

48&nbspAnd when they saw him, they had been amazed: and his mother mentioned unto him, Son, why hast thou hence dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

49&nbspAnd he mentioned unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I ought to be about my Father&#8217s organization?

50&nbspAnd they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

51&nbspAnd he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was topic unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

52&nbspAnd Jesus improved in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


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