The Christmas Story Found in the Bible


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LEBANON, OH -- As the Holiday Season is upon us today is Christmas for those who have not every heard the below is the story taken from The ESV Bible in the Book of Luke chapter 2:1-20... Merry Christmas......

1 In those days la decree went out from mCaesar Augustus that all the worldshould be nregistered. 2 This was the first nregistration whenOr This was the registration before" href="">1 Quiriniusowas governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his owntown. 4 And Joseph also went up pfrom Galilee, from the town ofqNazareth, to Judea, to rthe city of David, which is called sBethlehem,tbecause he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered withMary, his betrothed,That is, one legally pledged to be married" href="">2 who was with child. 6 And twhile they were there, thetime came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son anduwrapped him in swaddling cloths and vlaid him in a manger, because therewas no place for them in wthe inn.Or guest room" href="">3

8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keepingwatch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord xappeared tothem, and ythe glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filledwith great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bringyou good news of great joy that will be for all zthe people. 11 For aunto you isborn this day in bthe city of David ca Savior, who is dChrist ethe Lord.12 And fthis will be a sign for you: you will find a baby gwrapped inswaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with theangel ha multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 i“Glory to God jin the highest,

jand on earth kpeace lamong those with whom he is pleased!”Some manuscripts peace, good will among men" href="">4

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds saidto one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that hashappened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went withhaste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby mlying in a manger. 17 Andwhen they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told themconcerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what theshepherds told them. 19 But nMary treasured up all these things, ponderingthem in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, oglorifying and praisingGod for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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