Luke: Chapter 02

The Gospel According to Luke. The 2nd Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
2:1 And it was done in those days, a commandment went out from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be described. It followed in those days: that there went out a commandment from Auguste the Emperor, that all the world should be valued. And it came to pass in those days, that there came a commandment from Augustus Cesar, that all the world should be taxed. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2:2 This first describing was made of Cyrenius, justice of Syria. This taxing was first executed when Syrenus was lieutenant in Syria. (This first taxing was made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria)
2:3 And all went, that they should make profession, each by himself into his city. And every man went into his own shire town, there to be taxed. Therefore went all to be taxed every man to his own city. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
2:4 And Joseph went up from Galilee, of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, into a city of David, that is called Bethlehem, for that he was of the house and of the family of David, And Joseph also ascended from Galile, out of a city called Nazareth, into jewry: into a city of David, which is called bethleem, because he was of the house and lineage of David And Joseph also went up from Galile out of a city called Nazaret, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Beth-lehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,)
2:5 that he should acknowledge with Mary, spoused to him wife, with child. to be taxed with Mary his wedded wife, which was with child. To be taxed with Marie that was given him to wife, which was with child. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
2:6 And it was done, while they were there, the days were fulfilled, that she should bear child. And it fortuned while they were there, her time was come that she should be delivered. And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she bare her firstborn son, and wrapped him in ‘clothes, and put him in a cratch, for there was no place to him in no chamber. And she brought forth her first begotten son. And wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them within, in the hostry. And she brought forth her first begotten son, & wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a cratch, because there was no room for them in the inn. 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.
2:8 And shepherds were in the same country, waking and keeping the watches of the night upon their flock. And there were in the same region shepherds abiding in the field, and watching their flock by night. And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night because of their flock. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9 And lo! the angel of the Lord stood beside them, and the clearness of God shone about them; and they dreaded with great dread. And lo: the angel of the lord stood hard by them, and the brightness of the lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them, and they were sore afraid. 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.
2:10 And the angel said to them, Do not ye dread; for lo! soothly I evangelize to you a great joy, that shall be to all people. And the angel said unto them: Be not afraid Behold I bring you tidings of great joy, that shall come to all the people: Then the Angel said unto them, Be not afraid: for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
2:11 For a Saviour is born today to you, that is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. for unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is christ the lord. That is, that unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this is a token to you; ye shall find a young child wrapped in ‘clothes, and put in a cratch. And take this for a sign: ye shall find the child swaddled, and laid in a manger. And this shall be a sign to you, Ye shall find the child swaddled, & laid in a cratch. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was made with the angel a multitude of heavenly knighthood, praising God, and saying, And straightway there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly soldiers, lauding God, and saying: And straightway there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly soldiers, praying God, and saying, And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory in the highest things to God, and in earth peace to men of good will. Glory to God on high, and peace on the earth: and unto men rejoicing. Glory be to God in the high heavens, and peace in earth, & towards men good will. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.
2:15 And it was done, as the angels passed away from them into heaven, the shepherds spake together, and said, Go we over till to Bethlehem, and see we this word that is made, which the Lord hath made, and shewed to us. And it fortuned, as soon as the angels were gone away into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: let us go even unto Bethleem, and see this thing that is happened, which the lord hath shewed unto us. And it came to pass when the Angels were gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said one to another, Let us go then unto Beth-lehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed unto us. 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.
2:16 And they hieing came, and found Mary and Joseph, and the young child put in a cratch. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe laid in a manger. So they came with haste, & found both Marie and Joseph, and the babe laid in the cratch. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17 And they seeing, knew of the word that was said to them of this child. When they had seen it, they published abroad the saying, which was told them of that child. And when they had seen it, they published abroad the thing, which was told them of that child. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying, which was told them, concerning this child.
2:18 And all men that heard wondered, and of these things that were said to them of the shepherds. And all that heard it wondered, at those things which were told them of the shepherds. And all that heard it, wondered at the things which were told them of the shepherds. And all they that heard it, wondered at those things, which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these words, bearing together in her heart. But Mary kept all those sayings, and pondered them in her heart. But Marie kept all those sayings & pondered them in her heart. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds turned again, glorifying and praising God in all things that they had heard and seen, as it was said to them. And the shepherds returned, praising and lauding God for all that they had heard and seen, even as it was told unto them. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all that they had heard & seen, as it was spoken unto them. And the shepherds returned, glorifying & praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2:21 And after that eight days were ended, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was called of the angel, before that he was conceived in the womb. And when the eighth day was come that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was named of the angel before he was conceived in his mother’s womb. And when the eight days were accomplished, that they should circumcise the child, his name was then called JESUS, which was named of the Angel, before he was conceived in the womb. 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.
2:22 And after that the days of the purification of Mary were fulfilled, after Moses’ law, they took him into Jerusalem, to offer him to the Lord, And when the time of their purification (after the law of Moses) was come they brought him to hierusalem, to present him to the lord And when the days of her purification after the Law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they brought him to Hierusalem, to present him to the Lord,
2:23 as it is written in the law of the Lord, For every male-kind opening the womb, shall be called holy to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the lord: every man child that first openeth the matrix, shall be called holy to the lord) (As it is written in the Law of the Lord, Every man child that first openeth the womb, shall be called holy 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)
2:24 and that they shall give an offering, after that it is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two culver birds. and to offer (as it is said in the law of the lord) a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons. And to give an oblation, as it is commanded in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons. And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.
2:25 And lo! a man was in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and dread-full, abiding the comfort of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in him. And behold there was a man in hierusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was just and feared god, and longed for the consolation of israhel, and the holy ghost was in him. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon: this man was just, and feared God, and waited for the consolation of Israel, and the holy Ghost was upon him. And behold, there was a man in Hierusalem, 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.
2:26 And he had taken an answer of the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, but he saw first the Christ of the Lord. And an answer was given him of the holy ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the lord’s Christ. And a revelation was given him of the holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And it was revealed unto him by the holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
2:27 And he came in Spirit into the temple. And when his father and mother led in the child Jesus to do after the custom of the law for him, And he came by inspiration into the temple. And as the father and mother brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, And he came by the motion of the Spirit in to the Temple, & when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the Law, 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,
2:28 he took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, Then took he him up in his arms and said. Then he took him in his arms, and praised God, and said, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29 Lord, now thy leavest thy servant after thy word in peace; Lord Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.
2:30 for mine eyes have seen thine health, For mine eyes have seen the saviour sent from thee For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
2:31 which thou hast made ready before the face of all peoples; Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people: Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people.
2:32 light to the shewing of heathen men, and glory of thy people Israel. A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory of thy people israhel. A light to be revealed to the Gentiles, & the glory of thy people Israel. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
2:33 And his father and his mother were wondering upon these things, that were said of him. And his father and mother marvelled at those things, which were spoken of him: And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things, which were spoken touching him. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, Lo! this is set into the falling and into the rising again of many men in Israel, and into a token, to whom it shall be against-said. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother: behold, this child shall be the fall, and resurrection of many in israhel, And a sign which shall be spoken against. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Marie his mother, Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising again of many in Israel, & for a sign which shall be spoken against, And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Marie 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,
2:35 And a sword shall pass through thine own soul, that the thoughts be shewed of many hearts. And moreover the sword shall pierce the very heart of thee, that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened. (Yea and a sword shall pierce through thy soul) that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened. (Yea a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 And Anna was a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the lineage of Aser. And she had gone forth in many days, and had lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood. And there was Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel of tribe of Aser. And she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven year from her virginity. And there was a Prophetess, one Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser, which was of a great age, & had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity. 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.
2:37 And this was a widow to fourscore years and four; which departed not from the temple, but served God night and day in fastings and prayers. And this widow was about fourscore and four year of age, which went never out of the temple, but served there with fasting and prayer night and day. And she was widow about fourscore, and four years, and went not out of the Temple, but served God with fastings and prayers, night and day. 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.
2:38 And this in that hour above coming, acknowledged to the Lord, and spake of him to all that abided the redemption of Israel. And she came forth that same hour, and praised god, and spake of him to all that looked for redemption in hierusalem. She then coming at the same instant upon them, confessed likewise the Lord, & spake of him to all that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And she coming in that instant, gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Hierusalem.
2:39 And as they had perfectly done all things, after the law of the Lord, they turned again into Galilee, into their city Nazareth. And as soon as they had performed all things according to the law of the lord, they returned into galile into their own city nazareth. And when they had performed all things according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galile to their own city Nazaret. And when they had performed all things according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
2:40 And the child waxed, and was comforted, full of wisdom; and the grace of God was in him. And the child grew and waxed strong in spirit, and was full of wisdom, and the favour of god was with him. And the child grew, and waxed strong in Spirit, and was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was with him. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41 And his father and mother went by all years into Jerusalem, in the solemn day of pask. And his father and mother went to hierusalem every year at the feast of easter. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year, at the feast of the Passover. Now his parents went to Hierusalem every year, at the feast of the Passover.
2:42 And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast day. And when he was twelve year old, they went up to hierusalem after the custom of the feast, And when he was twelve year old, and they were come up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast, And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Hierusalem, after the custom of the feast.
2:43 And when the days were done, they turned again; and the child abode in Jerusalem, and his father and mother knew it not. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned home, the child Jesus bode still in hierusalem, unknowing to his father and mother. And had finished the days thereof, as they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and Joseph knew not nor his mother, And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Hierusalem, and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
2:44 Forsooth they guessing him to be in the company, came the way of a day, and sought him among his cousins and known. For they supposed he had been in the company. They came a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance, But they supposing, that he had been in the company, went a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk, and acquaintance. But they supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found him not, they turned again into Jerusalem, and seeking him. and found him not They went back again to hierusalem, and sought him. And when they found him not, they turned back to Jerusalem, and sought him. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Hierusalem, seeking him.
2:46 And it was done, that after the third day they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors, hearing them and asking them. And it fortuned that after three days, they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and posing them. And it came to pass three days after, that they found him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 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.
2:47 And all men that heard him, wondered on the prudence and the answers of him. And all that heard him marvelled at his wit and answers. And all that heard him, were astonied at his understanding, and answers. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding, and answers.
2:48 And they saw, and wondered. And his mother said to him, Son, what hast thou done to us thus? Lo! thy father and I sorrowing have sought thee. And when they saw him, they were astonied. And his mother said unto him: son why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have sorrowed and sought thee. So 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 with heavy hearts. 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.
2:49 And he said to them, What is it that ye sought me? wist ye not, that in those things that be my Father’s, it behooveth me to be? And he said unto them: how is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must go about my father’s business? Then said he unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must go about my father’s business? And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my father’s business?
2:50 And they understood not the word, which he spake to them. And they understood not the saying that he spake to them. But they understood not the word that he spake to them. And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
2:51 And he came down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept together all these words, bearing together in her heart. And he went with them, and came to nazareth, and was obedient to them His mother kept all these things in her heart. Then he went down with them, & came to Nazaret, and was subject to them: & his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 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.
2:52 And Jesus profited in wisdom, age, and grace, with God and men. And Jesus increased in wisdom and age, and in favour with god and man. And Jesus increased in wisdom, & stature, and in favour with God and men. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
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