Christ Born of Mary(A)

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. (B)This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to (C)the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (D)because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, (E)his betrothed [a]wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And (F)she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a [b]manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Glory in the Highest

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And [c]behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, (G)and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, (H)“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy (I)which will be to all people. 11 (J)For there is born to you this day in the city of David (K)a Savior, (L)who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a [d]manger.”

13 (M)And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14 “Glory(N) to God in the highest,
And on earth (O)peace, (P)goodwill[e] toward men!”

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made [f]widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 (Q)But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and (R)praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

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  1. Luke 2:5 NU omits wife
  2. Luke 2:7 feed trough
  3. Luke 2:9 NU omits behold
  4. Luke 2:12 feed trough
  5. Luke 2:14 NU toward men of goodwill
  6. Luke 2:17 NU omits widely


當那些日子,愷撒奧古斯都有旨意下來,叫天下人民都報名上冊。 這是居里扭敘利亞巡撫的時候,頭一次行報名上冊的事。 眾人各歸各城,報名上冊。 約瑟也從加利利拿撒勒城上猶太去,到了大衛的城,名叫伯利恆,因他本是大衛一族一家的人, 要和他所聘之妻馬利亞一同報名上冊。那時馬利亞的身孕已經重了。 他們在那裡的時候,馬利亞的產期到了, 就生了頭胎的兒子,用布包起來,放在馬槽裡,因為客店裡沒有地方。


伯利恆之野地裡有牧羊的人,夜間按著更次看守羊群。 有主的使者站在他們旁邊,主的榮光四面照著他們,牧羊的人就甚懼怕。 10 那天使對他們說:「不要懼怕,我報給你們大喜的信息,是關乎萬民的。 11 因今天在大衛的城裡,為你們生了救主,就是主基督。 12 你們要看見一個嬰孩,包著布,臥在馬槽裡,那就是記號了。」 13 忽然有一大隊天兵,同那天使讚美神說: 14 「在至高之處榮耀歸於神!在地上平安歸於他所喜悅的人[a]!」

15 眾天使離開他們升天去了,牧羊的人彼此說:「我們往伯利恆去,看看所成的事,就是主所指示我們的。」 16 他們急忙去了,就尋見馬利亞約瑟,又有那嬰孩臥在馬槽裡。 17 既然看見,就把天使論這孩子的話傳開了。 18 凡聽見的,就詫異牧羊之人對他們所說的話。 19 馬利亞卻把這一切的事存在心裡,反覆思想。 20 牧羊的人回去了,因所聽見、所看見的一切事正如天使向他們所說的,就歸榮耀於神,讚美他。

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  1. 路加福音 2:14 有古卷作:喜悅歸於人。