And she gave birth to her firstborn son and (A)wrapped him in swaddling cloths and (B)laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in (C)the inn.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 2:7 Or guest room

The Preeminence of Christ

15 (A)He is the image of (B)the invisible God, (C)the firstborn of all creation.

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18 And (A)he is the head of the body, the church. He is (B)the beginning, (C)the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

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34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)everyone who practices sin is a slave[a] to sin.

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Footnotes

  1. John 8:34 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 35

21 She will bear a son, and (A)you shall call his name Jesus, (B)for he will save his people from their sins.”

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15 The saying is (A)trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus (B)came into the world to save sinners, (C)of whom I am the foremost.

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