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2:1And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered for taxation.
2:2And this tax registrar first occurred when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
2:3And everyone went to be registered for taxation, every one into his own city.
2:4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
2:5to be registered for taxation with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was large due to pregnancy.
2:6And so it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
2:7And 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.
2:8Now there were in the same country shepherds staying out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9And behold, the angel of the Lord came over them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were very afraid.
2:10Then the angel said to them, "Do not fear, because behold, I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people.
2:11Because, there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
2:12And this will be a sign to you: You will find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
2:13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
2:14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!"
2:15So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to each other, "Let us now travel to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
2:16And they came quickly and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
2:17Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
2:18And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
2:20Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.
2:21And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
2:22When the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
2:23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"),
2:24and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."
2:25And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
2:26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27So 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,
2:28then he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:
2:29"Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word;
2:30Because, my eyes have seen Your salvation
2:31which You have prepared before the face of all people,
2:32A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel."
2:33And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken about Him.
2:34Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against
2:35(yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
2:36Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37and she was a widow of about eighty four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38And coming in that instant she also gave thanks likewise to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
2:40And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
2:41Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
2:42And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.
2:43When they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the Child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know about it;
2:44but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and they sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
2:45So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
2:46Now it happened that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
2:47All who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
2:48So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You desperately."
2:49He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"
2:50But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.
2:51Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
2:52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
King James Bible 2016

King James Bible 2016

Unlike most other modern versions, this Bible's text is based upon the same Hebrew Masoretic Text, and Greek Textus Receptus, of the King James Version of 1611.

In non Textus Receptus versions, the issue of having the best underlying manuscripts, is often overshadowed by the massive amount of omissions in the text. Because the KJV 2016 is not dealing with issues of omission and addition, the focus has been upon definition, and the KJV translators choices have been used as the benchmark.

One issue not often majored upon in the bible version debate is simply the way Greek words are defined. Many times, the NKJV leans upon the definition choices of modern versions as well as defaulting to Vines and Strong's definitions, which are almost always favorable to the Revised Version. In other words, one may have a correct text to translate from, but use erroneous modern version/modern dictionary definitions which change or distort the meaning of the words. Jay Green was accused of having a good TR bible but with "Alexandrian readings".

The KJV 2016 Edition rejects such erroneous modern definitions and restores the distinctness of historical KJV readings. The NKJV also tended to gravitate toward KJV marginal notes, which are in truth, rejected readings, and also toward Geneva Bible definitions, which the KJV had already cleared up.

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