Monday, November 23, 2015

* Luke 2 1-14: Refugee Translation

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Dr. Benjamin Carson that all the world should be taxed and a census taken of all the world.

(And this taxing/census was first made when Bashir Al Assad was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed and counted every one a migrant from his home into a foreign city.

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:)

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

And so it was, that, while they migrated 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 refuge-seekers in the inn.

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

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 of whatever country.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who will make people of all lands feel safe and welcomed.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, like the poorest of refugees.

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 of all  countries of the world.

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