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Luke 2 (ASV)
 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.
 This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city.
 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;
 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.
 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered.
 And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
 And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
 And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people:
 for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
 And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.
 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 among men in whom he is well pleased.
 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
 And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger.
 And when they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child.
 And all that heard it wondered at the things which were spoken unto them by the shepherds.
 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.
 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.
 And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
 And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up 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 the Lord),
 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 this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
 And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
 And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of the law,
 then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
 Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace;
 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;
 A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
 And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him;
 and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against;
 yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.
 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,
 and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day.
 And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
 And when they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
 And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God as upon him.
 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.
 And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast;
 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem: and his parents knew it not;
 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance:
 and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him.
 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:
 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing.
 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be in my Father’s house?
 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Luke 2 (KJVS)
 And G1161 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) in G1722 those G1565 days G2250, that there went out G1831 (Aor2ActInd) a decree G1378 from G3844 Caesar G2541 Augustus G828, that all G3956 the world G3625 should be taxed G583 (PresMidPasInf).
 ([And] this G3778 taxing G582 was G1096 first G4413 made G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) when Cyrenius G2958 was governor G2230 (PresActPtc) of Syria G4947.)
 And G2532 all G3956 went G4198 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) to be taxed G583 (PresPasInf), every one G1538 into G1519 his own G2398 city G4172.
 And G1161 Joseph G2501 also G2532 went up G305 (Aor2ActInd) from G575 Galilee G1056, out of G1537 the city G4172 of Nazareth G3478, into G1519 Judaea G2449, unto G1519 the city G4172 of David G1138, which G3748 is called G2564 (PresPasInd) Bethlehem G965; (because G1223 he G846 was G1511 (PresInf) of G1537 the house G3624 and G2532 lineage G3965 of David G1138:)
 To be taxed G583 (AorMidInf) with G4862 Mary G3137 his G846 espoused G3423 (PerfPasPtc) wife G1135, being G5607 (PresPtc) great with child G1471.
 And G1161 so it was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), that, while G1722 they G846 were G1511 (PresInf) there G1563, the days G2250 were accomplished G4130 (AorPasInd) that she G846 should be delivered G5088 (Aor2ActInf).
 And G2532 she brought forth G5088 (Aor2ActInd) her G846 firstborn G4416 son G5207, and G2532 wrapped G4683 him G846 in swaddling clothes G4683 (AorActInd), and G2532 laid G347 (AorActInd) him G846 in G1722 a manger G5336; because G1360 there was G2258 (ImpfInd) no G3756 room G5117 for them G846 in G1722 the inn G2646.
 And G2532 there were G2258 (ImpfInd) in G1722 the same G846 country G5561 shepherds G4166 abiding in the field G63 (PresActPtc), G2532 keeping G5442 (PresActPtc) watch G5438 over G1909 their G846 flock G4167 by night G3571.
 And G2532, lo G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), the angel G32 of the Lord G2962 came upon G2186 (Aor2ActInd) them G846, and G2532 the glory G1391 of the Lord G2962 shone round about G4034 (AorActInd) them G846: and G2532 they were sore G3173 afraid G5399 (AorPasDepInd) G5401.
 And G2532 the angel G32 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, Fear G5399 (PresMidPasDepImpr) not G3361: for G1063, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), I bring G2097 you G5213 good tidings G2097 (PresMidInd) of great G3173 joy G5479, which G3748 shall be G2071 (FutInd) to all G3956 people G2992.
 For G3754 unto you G5213 is born G5088 (AorPasInd) this day G4594 in G1722 the city G4172 of David G1138 a Saviour G4990, which G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) Christ G5547 the Lord G2962.
 And G2532 this G5124 [shall be] a sign G4592 unto you G5213; Ye shall find G2147 (FutActInd) the babe G1025 wrapped in swaddling clothes G4683 (PerfPasPtc), lying G2749 (PresMidPasDepPtc) in G1722 a manger G5336.
 And G2532 suddenly G1810 there was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) with G4862 the angel G32 a multitude G4128 of the heavenly G3770 host G4756 praising G134 (PresActPtc) God G2316, and G2532 saying G3004 (PresActPtc),
 Glory G1391 to God G2316 in G1722 the highest G5310, and G2532 on G1909 earth G1093 peace G1515, good will G2107 toward G1722 men G444.
 And G2532 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), as G5613 the angels G32 were gone away G565 (Aor2ActInd) from G575 them G846 into G1519 heaven G3772, G2532 the shepherds G444 G4166 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) one G240 to G4314 another G240, Let us G1330 now G1211 go G1330 (Aor2ActSubj) even unto G2193 Bethlehem G965, and G2532 see G1492 (Aor2ActSubj) this G5124 thing G4487 which is come to pass G1096 (Perf2ActPtc), which G3739 G3588 the Lord G2962 hath made known G1107 (AorActInd) unto us G2254.
 And G2532 they came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) with haste G4692 (AorActPtc), and G2532 G5037 found G429 (Aor2ActInd) Mary G3137, and G2532 Joseph G2501, and G2532 the babe G1025 lying G2749 (PresMidPasDepPtc) in G1722 a manger G5336.
 And G1161 when they had seen G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) [it], they made known abroad G1232 (AorActInd) the saying G4012 G4487 which G3588 was told G2980 (AorPasPtc) them G846 concerning G4012 this G5127 child G3813.
 And G2532 all G3956 they that heard G191 (AorActPtc) [it] wondered G2296 (AorActInd) at G4012 those things which G3588 were told G2980 (AorPasPtc) them G4314 G846 by G5259 the shepherds G4166.
 But G1161 Mary G3137 kept G4933 (ImpfActInd) all G3956 these things G4487 G5023, and pondered G4820 (PresActPtc) [them] in G1722 her G846 heart G2588.
 And G2532 the shepherds G4166 returned G1994 (AorActInd), glorifying G1392 (PresActPtc) and G2532 praising G134 (PresActPtc) God G2316 for G1909 all the things G3956 that G3739 they had heard G191 (AorActInd) and G2532 seen G1492 (Aor2ActInd), as G2531 it was told G2980 (AorPasInd) unto G4314 them G846.
 And G2532 when G3753 eight G3638 days G2250 were accomplished G4130 (AorPasInd) for the circumcising G4059 (Aor2ActInf) of the child G3813, G2532 his G846 name G3686 was called G2564 (AorPasInd) JESUS G2424, which G3588 was so named G2564 (AorPasPtc) of G5259 the angel G32 before G4253 he G846 was conceived G4815 (AorPasInf) in G1722 the womb G2836.
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 (As G2531 it is written G1125 (PerfPasInd) in G1722 the law G3551 of the Lord G2962, G3754 Every G3956 male G730 that openeth G1272 (PresActPtc) the womb G3388 shall be called G2564 (FutPasInd) holy G40 to the Lord G2962;)
 And G2532 to offer G1325 (Aor2ActInf) a sacrifice G2378 according G2596 to that which is said G2046 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 the law G3551 of the Lord G2962, A pair G2201 of turtledoves G5167, or G2228 two G1417 young G3502 pigeons G4058.
 And G2532, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), there was G2258 (ImpfInd) a man G444 in G1722 Jerusalem G2419, whose G3739 name G3686 [was] Simeon G4826; and G2532 the same G3778 man G444 [was] just G1342 and G2532 devout G2126, waiting G4327 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for the consolation G3874 of Israel G2474: and G2532 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 was G2258 (ImpfInd) upon G1909 him G846.
 And G2532 it was G2258 (ImpfInd) revealed G5537 (PerfPasPtc) unto him G846 by G5259 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151, that he should G1492 not G3361 see G1492 (Aor2ActInf) death G2288, before G4250 G2228 he had seen G1492 (Aor2ActSubj) the Lord’s G2962 Christ G5547.
 And G2532 he came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) by G1722 the Spirit G4151 into G1519 the temple G2411: and G2532 when the parents G1118 brought G1521 (Aor2ActInf) in G1722 the child G3813 Jesus G2424, to do G4160 (AorActInf) G846 for G4012 him G846 after G2596 the custom G1480 (PerfPasPtc) of the law G3551,
 Then G2532 took G1209 he G846 him G846 up G1209 (AorMidDepInd) in G1519 his G846 arms G43, and G2532 blessed G2127 (AorActInd) God G2316, and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd),
 Lord G1203, now G3568 lettest thou G630 thy G4675 servant G1401 depart G630 (PresActInd) in G1722 peace G1515, according G2596 to thy G4675 word G4487:
 For G3754 mine G3450 eyes G3788 have seen G1492 (Aor2ActInd) thy G4675 salvation G4992,
 Which G3739 thou hast prepared G2090 (AorActInd) before G2596 the face G4383 of all G3956 people G2992;
 A light G5457 to G1519 lighten G602 the Gentiles G1484, and G2532 the glory G1391 of thy G4675 people G2992 Israel G2474.
 And G2532 Joseph G2501 and G2532 his G846 mother G3384 marvelled G2258 (ImpfInd) G2296 (PresActPtc) at G1909 those things which were spoken G2980 (PresPasPtc) of G4012 him G846.
 And G2532 Simeon G4826 blessed G2127 (AorActInd) them G846, and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 Mary G3137 his G846 mother G3384, Behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), this G3778 [child] is set G2749 (PresMidPasDepInd) for G1519 the fall G4431 and G2532 rising again G386 of many G4183 in G1722 Israel G2474; and G2532 for G1519 a sign G4592 which shall be spoken against G483 (PresPasPtc);
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 And G2532 she G3778 G846 coming in G2186 (Aor2ActPtc) that G846 instant G5610 gave thanks likewise G437 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) unto the Lord G2962, and G2532 spake G2980 (ImpfActInd) of G4012 him G846 to all G3956 them that looked G4327 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for redemption G3085 in G1722 Jerusalem G2419.
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Young’s Literal Translation
Luke 2 (YLT)
 And it came to pass in those days, there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world be enrolled-
 this enrolment first came to pass when Cyrenius was governor of Syria-
 and all were going to be enrolled, each to his proper city,
 and Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, that is called Bethlehem, because of his being of the house and family of David,
 to enrol himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
 And it came to pass, in their being there, the days were fulfilled for her bringing forth,
 and she brought forth her son-the first-born, and wrapped him up, and laid him down in the manger, because there was not for them a place in the guest-chamber.
 And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
 and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared a great fear.
 And the messenger said to them, ‘Fear not, for lo, I bring you good news of great joy, that shall be to all the people-
 because there was born to you to-day a Saviour-who is Christ the Lord-in the city of David,
 and this is to you the sign: Ye shall find a babe wrapped up, lying in the manger.’
 And suddenly there came with the messenger a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying,
 ‘Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men-good will.’
 And it came to pass, when the messengers were gone away from them to the heavens, that the men, the shepherds, said unto one another, ‘We may go over indeed unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that hath come to pass, that the Lord did make known to us.’
 And they came, having hasted, and found both Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger,
 and having seen, they made known abroad concerning the saying spoken to them concerning the child.
 And all who heard, did wonder concerning the things spoken by the shepherds unto them;
 and Mary was preserving all these things, pondering in her heart;
 and the shepherds turned back, glorifying and praising God, for all those things they heard and saw, as it was spoken unto them.
 And when eight days were fulfilled to circumcise the child, then was his name called Jesus, having been so called by the messenger before his being conceived in the womb.
 And when the days of their purification were fulfilled, according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present to the Lord,
 as it hath been written in the Law of the Lord,-‘Every male opening a womb shall be called holy to the Lord,’
 and to give a sacrifice, according to that said in the Law of the Lord, ‘A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.’
 And lo, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name is Simeon, and this man is righteous and devout, looking for the comforting of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him,
 and it hath been divinely told him by the Holy Spirit-not to see death before he may see the Christ of the Lord.
 And he came in the Spirit to the temple, and in the parents bringing in the child Jesus, for their doing according to the custom of the law regarding him,
 then he took him in his arms, and blessed God, and he said,
 ‘Now Thou dost send away Thy servant, Lord, according to Thy word, in peace,
 because mine eyes did see Thy salvation,
 which Thou didst prepare before the face of all the peoples,
 a light to the uncovering of nations, and the glory of Thy people Israel.’
 And Joseph and his mother were wondering at the things spoken concerning him,
 and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, ‘Lo, this one is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against-
 (and also thine own soul shall a sword pass through)-that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.’
 And there was Anna, a prophetess, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, she was much advanced in days, having lived with an husband seven years from her virginity,
 and she is a widow of about eighty-four years, who did depart not from the temple, with fasts and supplications serving, night and day,
 and she, at that hour, having come in, was confessing, likewise, to the Lord, and was speaking concerning him, to all those looking for redemption in Jerusalem.
 And when they finished all things, according to the Law of the Lord, they turned back to Galilee, to their city Nazareth;
 and the child grew and was strengthened in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
 And his parents were going yearly to Jerusalem, at the feast of the passover,
 and when he became twelve years old, they having gone up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
 and having finished the days, in their returning the child Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother did not know,
 and, having supposed him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey, and were seeking him among the kindred and among the acquaintances,
 and not having found him, they turned back to Jerusalem seeking him.
 And it came to pass, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and questioning them,
 and all those hearing him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
 And, having seen him, they were amazed, and his mother said unto him, ‘Child, why didst thou thus to us? lo, thy father and I, sorrowing, were seeking thee.’
 And he said unto them, ‘Why is it that ye were seeking me? did ye not know that in the things of my Father it behoveth me to be?’
 and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
 and he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and he was subject to them, and his mother was keeping all these sayings in her heart,
 and Jesus was advancing in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and men.