11 Today in the town of David a Savior(H) has been born to you; he is the Messiah,(I) the Lord. They found him in some part of the temple, where the doctors of the law kept their schools; he was sitting there, hearkening to their instructions, proposing questions, and answering inquiries, with such wisdom, that those who heard were delighted with him. 0. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. (AI), 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Luke Chapter 2: 1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (AJ) 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. Simeon shows them likewise, what reason they had to rejoice with trembling. His parents did not return till they had stayed all the seven days of the feast. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 39 When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they … 16 u v When the Sabbath was past, w Mary Magdalene, w Mary the mother of James, and i Salome x bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. Your father(AM) and I have been anxiously searching for you.”, 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. )(C) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. Edit. 2 (This was the first census that took place while [] Quirinius was governor of Syria. Played 38 times. The shepherds lost no time, but came with haste to the place. According to Luke chapter two, who was Caesar when Jesus was born? From the nativity account, where Mary, Elizabeth and Anna are given prominence (chapters 1 and 2), to the events of resurrection morning, where women again are major characters (24:1, 10), Luke emphasized the central role of women in the life and ministry of our Lord (e.g. 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled # 1:1 Or been surely believed among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this easy activity. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. Joseph also presented the holy child Jesus, because, as a first-born son, he was to be presented to the Lord, and redeemed according to the law. 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. 2 (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) Let God have the honour of this work; Glory to God in the highest. Luke 2:21 “And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” Abraham had promised God that all the male children … 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed(AK) at his understanding and his answers. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. c. Augustus. Luke 2:6,7 The birth of Christ. Jesus Presented at the Temple. (25-35) Anna prophesies concerning him. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. 0. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. In this chapter, we have an account of the birth and infancy of our Lord Jesus: having had notice of his conception, and of the birth and infancy of his forerunner, in the former chapter. (Q), 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses,(R) Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[b]),(S) 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”[c](T). After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called … (Y)30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,(Z)31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,    and the glory of your people Israel.”(AA), 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. Luke 2:15-20 The shepherds, finding it to be as the angel had said, glorify God. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) (AF) 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. Luke Chapter 2 DRAFT. 4 months ago. behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. His mother(AL) said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. That which at first is dark, may afterwards become plain and easy. 2. 3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. Men will be judged by the thoughts of their hearts concerning Christ. 2. Luke 2:8-20. Luke. How is it that ye sought me? Those that have lost their comforts in Christ, and the evidences of their having a part in him, must bethink themselves where, and when, and how they lost them, and must turn back again. But when we by faith view the Son of God being made man and lying in a manger, our vanity, ambition, and envy are checked. 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And Ioseph also wēt vp frō Galilee, out of the citie of Nazareth, into Iudea, vnto the citie of Dauid, … 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 8. abiding in the fields --staying there, probably in huts or tents. a. Julius. New International Version (NIV), “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Luke 2:8-14 An angel bringeth news thereof to the shepherds: the. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. a. Bethlehem. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. (36-40) Christ with the learned men in the temple. What city is called “the city of David” in Luke chapter two? Those who seek Christ in sorrow, shall find him with the greater joy. (21-24) Simeon prophesies concerning Jesus. 27 And 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. Abraham had promised God that all the male children would be circumcised on the 8th day after birth. Acts 5:37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and drew away people after him. Other children show the corruption of their nature; nothing but the grace of God was upon him.41-52 It is for the honour of Christ that children should attend on public worship. Luke 2 is the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament. Luke 2:1-5 Augustus taxes all the Roman empire: Joseph goeth. It is well to stay to the end of an ordinance, as becomes those who say, It is good to be here. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 1 At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (U) He was waiting for the consolation of Israel,(V) and the Holy Spirit was on him. 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She taught others concerning him. 24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. How poor does this world look to one that has Christ in his arms, and salvation in his view! 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother:(AB) “This child is destined to cause the falling(AC) and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. One grows weary of the sophistry, and that is all it is, that seizes upon such expressions as any manner of denial of the facts Luke had so dogmatically affirmed only a moment before. by agolde10_87893. Bible Version. Religious Studies. Here is a confession of his faith, that this Child in his arms was the Saviour, the salvation itself, the salvation of God's appointing. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. Luke 2 - Verse-by-verse commentary and Bible study of Luke chapter 2. And when the time came for their purification according to the Law … 39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 9 An angel(F) of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 2 In those days Caesar Augustus(A) issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are … Luke 2 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,(W) 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,(X)    you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace. Luke Chapter 2 DRAFT. At the end of forty days, Mary went up to the temple to offer the appointed sacrifices for her purification. Edit. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. Young persons should seek the knowledge of Divine truth, attend the ministry of the gospel, and ask such questions of their elders and teachers as may tend to increase their knowledge. 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. However we may neglect men's sayings, because they are obscure, yet we must not think so of God's sayings. 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. LUKE CHAPTER 2. Luke Chapter 2 Continued. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Luke 2. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. The lips soon to be silent in the grave, should be showing forth the praises of the Redeemer. 4 months ago. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. In Luke 2:1, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that all of _____ should be registered. Luke's use of this word for Joseph and Mary here, and again in Luke 2:41, and Mary's reference to Joseph as "father" of Jesus raises no question whatever regarding the virgin birth. The Birth of Jesus. (G) I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Those who would see Christ must go to his temple. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.). God's good-will to men, manifested in sending the Messiah, redounds to his praise. This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, That the good-will of God toward men, is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth. It is still proclaimed in our ears that to us is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. Mary carefully observed and thought upon all these things, which were so suited to enliven her holy affections. 3 And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. By the Spirit of God all his faculties performed their offices in a manner not seen in any one else. wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman … “And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” “His own city”: I.e., the place of tribal origin. Luke 2:1 - 52 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. watch... by night --or, night watches, taking their turn of watching. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Luke 2:1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the whole empire. The First-begotten is here brought into the world; let us go meet him … 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Know ye not that I ought to be in my Father's house; at my Father's work; I must be about my Father's business. 40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”, 36 There was also a prophet,(AD) Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. b. Nero. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. [e](AE) She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the … 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child,(P) he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. God's goodwill in sending the Messiah, brought peace into this lower world. He shall be a suffering Jesus; his mother shall suffer with him, because of the nearness of her relation and affection.36-40 There was much evil then in the church, yet God left not himself without witness. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;). 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. b. Jerusalem. K - … (AG), 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. agolde10_87893. The Return to Nazareth. 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said. All rights reserved worldwide. The circumstances of his birth were very mean. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. c. Nazareth. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. Psalm chapter 134 - New international version (1984) Luke chapter 2. 1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the … See here, how comfortable is the death of a good man; he departs in peace with God, peace with his own conscience, in peace with death. Let us present our children to the Lord who gave them to us, beseeching him to redeem them from sin and death, and make them holy to himself.25-35 The same Spirit that provided for the support of Simeon's hope, provided for his joy. Chapter 2. Other children have foolishness bound in their hearts, which appears in what they say or do, but he was filled with wisdom, by the influence of the Holy Ghost; every thing he said and did, was wisely said and wisely done, above his years. Here is a confession of his faith, that this Child in his arms was the Saviour, the salvation itself, the salvation of God's appointing. Commentary on Luke 2:25-35 (Read Luke 2:25-35) The same Spirit that provided for the support of Simeon's hope, provided for his joy. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 3. 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. We should be more delivered from errors in judgment and practice, did we more fully ponder these things in our hearts. (J) 12 This will be a sign(K) to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”. The birth of Christ. wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. He too perished, and all his followers were scattered. 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,    and on earth peace(L) to those on whom his favor rests.”, 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”. In all things it became Christ to be made like unto his brethren, therefore he passed through infancy and childhood as other children, yet without sin, and with manifest proofs of the Divine nature in him. Verses 1–19 are commonly read during Nativity plays as part of celebrating Christmas. We are not out of the way of Divine visits, when we are employed in an honest calling, and abide with God in it. Luke Chapter 2 Continued. We cannot, with this object rightly before us, seek great things for ourselves or our children.8-20 Angels were heralds of the new-born Saviour, but they were only sent to some poor, humble, pious, industrious shepherds, who were in the business of their calling, keeping watch over their flock. Luke Chapter 2 (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. Luke 2:3 And everyone went to his own town to register. with Mary to be taxed at Bethlehem. Those that would recover their lost acquaintance with Christ, must go to the place in which he has put his name; there they may hope to meet him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Christ was born at an inn; he came into the world to sojourn here for awhile, as at an inn, and to teach us to do likewise. Peace is here put for all that good which flows to us from Christ's taking our nature upon him. This ordinance was, in his case, a pledge of his future perfect obedience to the whole law, in the midst of sufferings and temptations, even unto death for us. a. Book Chapter. (N) 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God(O) for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. These should be glad tidings to all.21-24 Our Lord Jesus was not born in sin, and did not need that mortification of a corrupt nature, or that renewal unto holiness, which were signified by circumcision. The Birth of Jesus. The secret good affections in the minds of some, will be revealed by their embracing Christ; the secret corruptions of others will be revealed by their enmity to Christ. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. (AO), 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them(AP) and was obedient to them. Joseph and Mary marvelled at the things which were spoken of this Child. 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Anna always dwelt in, or at least attended at, the temple. We are become by sin like an outcast infant, helpless and forlorn; and such a one was Christ. Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest. heavenly host praise God. (B) 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. QUIZ FOR LUKE CHAPTER TWO 1. Luke 2 Christ Born of Mary 1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. How old was Jesus when his parents left him behind at the temple in Jerusalem? 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (1-7) It is made known to the shepherds. 7 And 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. 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying. 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. Are you a Christian struggling with health and weight? Though he was the Son of God, yet he was subject to his earthly parents; how then will the foolish and weak sons of men answer it, who are disobedient to their parents? 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Those who would see Christ must go to his temple. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away y the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled … (M) 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. 38 times. Herein is an example; for it becomes the children of God, in conformity to Christ, to attend their heavenly Father's business, and make all other concerns give way to it. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. (AH) 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. LUKE 2:39-40 39 So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their town, Nazareth. 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. The greatest and wisest, those most eminent, may learn of this admirable and Divine Child, that it is the truest greatness of soul to know our own place and office; to deny ourselves amusements and pleasures not consistent with our state and calling.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. He bids farewell to this world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) She was always in a praying spirit; gave herself to prayer, and in all things she served God. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) KG - 12th. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. Jesus Is Named. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[f](AN) 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Luke 2 for Kids. Those to whom Christ is made known, have great reason to thank the Lord. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the … Save. Help your family read the Luke Christmas story with this fun, free Luke 2 printable that will help families, classrooms, and more memorize the story of Jesus’ birth.This Luke 2 for kids activity is an easy way for your to memorize scripture in an easy format. Those that have welcomed Christ, may welcome death. ANGELIC ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS--THEIR VISIT TO THE NEWBORN BABE. According to Luke chapter two, what was Joseph’s relationship to Mary at the time of Jesus’ birth? They were satisfied, and made known abroad concerning this child, that he was the Saviour, even Christ the Lord. 75% average accuracy. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:). 1 Now it came to pass in those days that an official order went out from Caesar Augustus (41-52)1-7 The fulness of time was now come, when God would send forth his Son, made of a woman, and made under the law. ‎Show Faith Church - Minnetonka, MN, Ep Luke Chapter 2 - Luke - Jan 14, 2021 (8-20) Christ presented in the temple. And Jesus, his doctrine, and people, are still spoken against; his truth and holiness are still denied and blasphemed; his preached word is still the touchstone of men's characters. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 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