But when we by faith view the Son of God being made man and lying in a manger, our vanity, ambition, and envy are checked. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.). (AJ) 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. His mother(AL) said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? We cannot, with this object rightly before us, seek great things for ourselves or our children.8-20 Angels were heralds of the new-born Saviour, but they were only sent to some poor, humble, pious, industrious shepherds, who were in the business of their calling, keeping watch over their flock. 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 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. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this easy activity. LUKE CHAPTER 2. 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. 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. Those that have welcomed Christ, may welcome death. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. Jesus Presented at the Temple. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. They were satisfied, and made known abroad concerning this child, that he was the Saviour, even Christ the Lord. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? 4 months ago. wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Psalm chapter 134 - New international version (1984) Luke chapter 2. Luke's use of this word for Joseph and Mary here, and again in Luke 2:41, and Mary's reference to Joseph as "father" of Jesus raises no question whatever regarding the virgin birth. by agolde10_87893. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the … Anna always dwelt in, or at least attended at, the temple. Abraham had promised God that all the male children would be circumcised on the 8th day after birth. [e](AE) She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed(AK) at his understanding and his answers. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. (AI), 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. He bids farewell to this world. Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest. The Birth of Jesus. 0. Verses 1–19 are commonly read during Nativity plays as part of celebrating Christmas. Luke 2 - Verse-by-verse commentary and Bible study of Luke chapter 2. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. Played 38 times. )(C) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. a. Julius. Joseph and Mary marvelled at the things which were spoken of this Child. 75% average accuracy. 2. We are become by sin like an outcast infant, helpless and forlorn; and such a one was Christ. Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Edit. 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. Luke 2:8-20. He shall be a suffering Jesus; his mother shall suffer with him, because of the nearness of her relation and affection.36-40 There was much evil then in the church, yet God left not himself without witness. 2. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. The greatest and wisest, those most eminent, may learn of this admirable and Divine Child, that it is the truest greatness of soul to know our own place and office; to deny ourselves amusements and pleasures not consistent with our state and calling.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 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. This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. a. Luke 2:3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. The First-begotten is here brought into the world; let us go meet him … 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. She taught others concerning him. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. 40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him. (25-35) Anna prophesies concerning him. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying. Luke Chapter 2: 1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. Bible Version. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. “And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” “His own city”: I.e., the place of tribal origin. She was always in a praying spirit; gave herself to prayer, and in all things she served God. Here is a confession of his faith, that this Child in his arms was the Saviour, the salvation itself, the salvation of God's appointing. Though he was the Son of God, yet he was subject to his earthly parents; how then will the foolish and weak sons of men answer it, who are disobedient to their parents? 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”, 36 There was also a prophet,(AD) Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. Are you a Christian struggling with health and weight? 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother:(AB) “This child is destined to cause the falling(AC) and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,(W) 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,(X)    you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace. His parents did not return till they had stayed all the seven days of the feast. This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, That the good-will of God toward men, is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth. Luke 2:1-5 Augustus taxes all the Roman empire: Joseph goeth. (G) I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Luke Chapter 2 Continued. Herein is an example; for it becomes the children of God, in conformity to Christ, to attend their heavenly Father's business, and make all other concerns give way to it. The shepherds lost no time, but came with haste to the place. Simeon shows them likewise, what reason they had to rejoice with trembling. How poor does this world look to one that has Christ in his arms, and salvation in his view! Luke 2 Christ Born of Mary 1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away y the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled … (M) 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Let us present our children to the Lord who gave them to us, beseeching him to redeem them from sin and death, and make them holy to himself.25-35 The same Spirit that provided for the support of Simeon's hope, provided for his joy. Let the example of the venerable saints, Simeon and Anna, give courage to those whose hoary heads are, like theirs, a crown of glory, being found in the way of righteousness.