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The following German-English Christmas biblical passage is from the Gospel According to Luke (Lukas). The German is taken from the Lutherbibel as it appears in the Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden of 1908. The English is from the King James or Authorized Bible that first appeared in 1611. For more about various versions and translations of the Bible, see our article The Bible in German.

Also see: English-German Christmas Glossary

Lukas - Luke 2

Lukas, 2. Kapitel

Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, dass ein Gebot von dem Kaiser Augustus ausging, dass alle Welt geschätzet würde.
4-5 Da machte sich auf auch Joseph aus Galiläa aus der Stadt Nazareth, in das jüdische Land, zu der Stadt David, die da heißt Bethlehem, darum, dass er von dem Hause und Geschlechte David war, auf das er sich schätzen ließe mit Maria, seinem vertrauten Weibe, die war schwanger.
6-7 Und als sie daselbst waren, kam die Zeit, dass sie gebären sollte. Und sie gebar
ihren ersten Sohn und wickelte ihn in Windeln und legte ihn in eine Krippe; denn sie hatten sonst keinen Raum in der Herberge.
8 Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend auf dem Felde bei den Hürden, die hüteten des Nachts ihrer Herde.
9 Und siehe, des Herrn Engel trat zu ihnen, und die Klarheit des Herrn leuchtete um sie, und sie fürchteten sich sehr.
10 Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen: Fürchtet euch nicht! Siehe, ich verkündige euch große Freude, die allem Volk widerfahren wird.
11 Denn euch ist heute der Heiland geboren, welcher ist Christus der Herr, in der Stadt David.
12 Und das habt ihr zum Zeichen: Ihr werdet finden das Kind in Windeln gewickelt und in einer Krippe liegen.
13 Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel die Menge der himmlischen Heerscharen, die lobten Gott und sprachen:
14 Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, und Friede auf Erden und bei den Menschen ein Wohlgefallen!

Luke, Chapter 2

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
4-5 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6-7 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 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 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.

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