Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas 2006

Chapter 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.

  2. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

  3. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

  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

  5. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

  6. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

  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.

  8. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

  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.

  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.

  11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

  12. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.


  1. There's nothing a mere human could add to that. Thank you Luke.

  2. Thanks Luke AND Basil! I LOVE the gospel according to Luke--what majesty and eloquence to his language.

    A thought: Caesar Augustus must have been a Democrat what with the tax tax tax!

  3. Merry Christmas from PC, AL, and as far as Kabul. We are all blessed this day with the greatest gift from God.

  4. Merry Christmas to all of you at Basil's Blog. Thanks for your gift of entertainment this year!~ Ya'll Rock!

  5. JWL: Thank you. And Merry Christmas to you, too.

    Jo: Thank you. And Happy Christmas wishes to you and yours.

    Tony: Thanks. And Merry Christmas to you.


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