4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because ahe was of the house and family of David,
10 But the angel said to them, “aDo not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
14 “aGlory to God in the highest,
15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”
16 So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the 1manger.
19 But Mary atreasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 The shepherds went back, aglorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
22 aAnd when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “aEvery firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”),
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “aA pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”
aAccording to Your word;
30 For my eyes have aseen Your salvation,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
33 And His father and amother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.
37 and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with afastings and prayers.
39 When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to atheir own city of Nazareth.
41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at athe Feast of the Passover.
43 and as they were returning, after spending the afull number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
47 And all who heard Him awere amazed at His understanding and His answers.
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