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Luke 2:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Birth of Jesus Christ

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[b] who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.[c]

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[d]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.


  1. Luke 2:2 Or This was the registration before
  2. Luke 2:5 That is, one legally pledged to be married
  3. Luke 2:7 Or guest room
  4. Luke 2:14 Some manuscripts peace, good will among men
English Standard Version (ESV)

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路加福音 2:1-20 Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified) (CCB)


那时,凯撒奥古斯都颁下谕旨,命罗马帝国的人民都办理户口登记。 这是第一次户口登记,正值居里纽任叙利亚总督。 大家都回到本乡办理户口登记。 约瑟因为是大卫家族的人,就从加利利的拿撒勒镇赶到犹太地区大卫的故乡伯利恒, 要和已许配给他、怀着身孕的玛丽亚一起登记。 他们抵达目的地时,玛丽亚产期到了, 便生下第一胎,是个儿子。她用布把孩子裹好,安放在马槽里,因为旅店没有房间了。


当晚,伯利恒郊外有一群牧羊人正在看守羊群。 忽然,主的天使向他们显现,主的荣光四面照着他们,他们非常害怕。 10 天使对他们说:“不要怕!我告诉你们一个有关万民的大喜讯, 11 今天在大卫的城里有一位救主为你们降生了,祂就是主基督! 12 你们将看见一个婴孩包着布躺在马槽里,这就是给你们的记号。”

13 忽然,有一大队天军出现,与那天使一同赞美上帝说:

14 “在至高之处,

15 众天使离开他们升回天上之后,牧羊人便商议说:“我们现在去伯利恒,察看一下主刚才告诉我们的那件事吧!” 16 他们就连忙进城,找到了玛丽亚和约瑟以及躺在马槽里的婴孩。 17 他们看过之后,就把天使告诉他们有关这婴孩的事传开了。 18 听见的人都对牧羊人的话感到惊讶。

19 但玛丽亚把这些事牢记在心里,反复思想。 20 牧羊人在归途中不断地将荣耀归于上帝,赞美祂,因为他们的所见所闻跟天使告诉他们的一样。

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified) (CCB)

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