1 Factum est autem, in diebus il lis exiit edictum a Caesare Au gusto, ut describeretur universus orbis.
2 Haec descriptio prima facta est praeside Syriae Quirino.
3 Et ibant omnes, ut profiterentur, singuli in suam civitatem.
4 Ascendit autem et Ioseph a Galilaea de civitate Nazareth in Iudaeam in civitatem David, quae vocatur Bethlehem, eo quod esset de domo et familia David,
5 ut profiteretur cum Maria desponsata sibi, uxore praegnante.
6 Factum est autem, cum essent ibi, impleti sunt dies, ut pareret,
7 et peperit filium suum primogenitum; et pannis eum involvit et reclinavit eum in praesepio, quia non erat eis locus in deversorio.
8 Et pastores erant in regione eadem vigilantes et custodientes vigilias noctis supra gregem suum.
9 Et angelus Domini stetit iuxta illos, et claritas Domini circumfulsit illos, et timuerunt timore magno.
10 Et dixit illis angelus: "Nolite timere; ecce enim evangelizo vobis gaudium magnum, quod erit omni populo,
11 quia natus est vobis hodie Salvator, qui est Christus Dominus, in civitate David.
12 Et hoc vobis signum: invenietis infantem pannis involutum et positum in praesepio".
13 Et subito facta est cum angelo multitudo militiae caelestis laudantium Deum et dicentium:
2:14" Gloria in altissimis Deo, et super terram pax in hominibus bonae voluntatis".
15 Et factum est, ut discesserunt ab eis angeli in caelum, pastores loquebantur ad invicem: "Transeamus usque Bethlehem et videamus hoc verbum, quod factum est, quod Dominus ostendit nobis".
16 Et venerunt festinantes et invenerunt Mariam et Ioseph et infantem positum in praesepio.
17 Videntes autem notum fecerunt verbum, quod dictum erat illis de puero hoc.
18 Et omnes, qui audierunt, mirati sunt de his, quae dicta erant a pastoribus ad ipsos.
19 Maria autem conservabat omnia verba haec conferens in corde suo.
20 Et reversi sunt pastores glorificantes et laudantes Deum in omnibus, quae audierant et viderant, sicut dictum est ad illos.
21 Et postquam consummati sunt dies octo, ut circumcideretur, vocatum est nomen eius Iesus, quod vocatum est ab angelo, priusquam in utero conciperetur.
22 Et postquam impleti sunt dies purgationis eorum secundum legem Moysis, tulerunt illum in Hierosolymam, ut sisterent Domino,
23 sicut scriptum est in lege Domini: "Omne masculinum adaperiens vulvam sanctum Domino vocabitur ",
24 et ut darent hostiam secundum quod dictum est in lege Domini: par turturum aut duos pullos columbarum.
25 Et ecce homo erat in Ierusalem, cui nomen Simeon, et homo iste iustus et timoratus, exspectans consolationem Israel, et Spiritus Sanctus erat super eum;
26 et responsum acceperat ab Spiritu Sancto non visurum se mortem nisi prius videret Christum Domini.
27 Et venit in Spiritu in templum. Et cum inducerent puerum Iesum parentes eius, ut facerent secundum consuetudinem legis pro eo,
28 et ipse accepit eum in ulnas suas et benedixit Deum et dixit:
29 "Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace,
30 quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum,
31 quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum,
32 lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis tuae Israel".
33 Et erat pater eius et mater mirantes super his, quae dicebantur de illo.
34 Et benedixit illis Simeon et dixit ad Mariam matrem eius: "Ecce positus est hic in ruinam et resurrectionem multorum in Israel et in signum, cui contradicetur
35 - et tuam ipsius animam pertransiet gladius - ut revelentur ex multis cordibus cogitationes".
36 Et erat Anna prophetissa, filia Phanuel, de tribu Aser. Haec processerat in diebus multis et vixerat cum viro annis septem a virginitate sua;
37 et haec vidua usque ad annos octoginta quattuor, quae non discedebat de templo, ieiuniis et obsecrationibus serviens nocte ac die.
38 Et haec ipsa hora superveniens confitebatur Deo et loquebatur de illo omnibus, qui exspectabant redemptionem Ierusalem.
39 Et ut perfecerunt omnia secundum legem Domini, reversi sunt in Galilaeam in civitatem suam Nazareth.
40 Puer autem crescebat et confortabatur plenus sapientia; et gratia Dei erat super illum.
41 Et ibant parentes eius per omnes annos in Ierusalem in die festo Paschae.
42 Et cum factus esset annorum duodecim, ascendentibus illis secundum consuetudinem diei festi,
43 consummatisque diebus, cum redirent, remansit puer Iesus in Ierusalem, et non cognoverunt parentes eius.
44 Existimantes autem illum esse in comitatu, venerunt iter diei et requirebant eum inter cognatos et notos;
45 et non invenientes regressi sunt in Ierusalem requirentes eum.
46 Et factum est, post triduum invenerunt illum in templo sedentem in medio doctorum, audientem illos et interrogantem eos;
47 stupebant autem omnes, qui eum audiebant, super prudentia et responsis eius.
48 Et videntes eum admirati sunt, et dixit Mater eius ad illum: "Fili, quid fecisti nobis sic? Ecce pater tuus et ego dolentes quaerebamus te".
49 Et ait ad illos: "Quid est quod me quaerebatis? Nesciebatis quia in his, quae Patris mei sunt, oportet me esse?".
50 Et ipsi non intellexerunt verbum, quod locutus est ad illos.
51 Et descendit cum eis et venit Nazareth et erat subditus illis. Et mater eius conservabat omnia verba in corde suo.
52 Et Iesus proficiebat sapientia et aetate et gratia apud Deum et homines.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 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:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 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.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 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.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 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.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 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.
22 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;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 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.
25 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.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 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,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34 And Simeon 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;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36 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;
37 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.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.