Luke 2 ©
Augustus taxeth all the Roman empire: Joseph goeth with Mary to be taxed at Bethlehem. The birth of Christ: an angel bringeth news thereof to the shepherds: the heavenly host praise God. The shepherds, finding it to be as the angel had said, glorify God. The circumcision of Christ. The purifying of Mary. Simeon's prophecy, and Anna's, concerning Christ. Jesus groweth, and increaseth in wisdom. At twelve years of age he goeth with his parents to Jerusalem, and questioneth with the doctors in the temple: he is obedient to his parents.
AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out aa decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be 1taxed.
(And this b*taxing was first made when Cyrenius cwas governor of Syria.)
And all went to be 2taxed, every one into his own city.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping 4watch over their flock by night.
eAnd when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, fthey brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was ijust and devout, jwaiting for the consolation of Israel: and kthe Holy *Ghost was upon him.
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the yfall and rising again of many in Israel; and for za sign which shall be spoken against;
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
And when they had fulfilled pthe days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
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.
And yJesus increased in wisdom and 7stature, and in favour with God and man.