Luke 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Esperanto

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1 Kaj en tiuj tagoj eliris dekreto de Cezaro Auxgusto, ke la tuta mondo estu registrita.

2 CXi tiu estis la unua registrado, farita, kiam Kirenio estis reganto de Sirio.

3 Kaj cxiuj iris, por esti registritaj, cxiu al sia urbo.

4 Kaj Jozef ankaux supreniris el Galileo, el la urbo Nazaret, en Judujon, al la urbo de David, kiu estas nomata Bet-Lehxem, cxar li estis el la domo kaj familio de David,

5 por esti registrita kun sia fiancxino Maria, kiu estis graveda.

6 Kaj dum ili estis tie, venis la tagoj por sxia akusxo.

7 Kaj sxi naskis sian unuan filon, kaj sxi cxirkauxvindis lin kaj kusxigis lin en staltrogon, cxar ne estis loko por ili en la gastejo.

8 Kaj en tiu sama regiono estis pasxtistoj, kiuj kamplogxis kaj nokte gardis sian gregon.

9 Kaj angxelo de la Eternulo alstaris apud ili, kaj la gloro de la Eternulo brilis cxirkaux ili, kaj ili timis per granda timo.

10 Kaj la angxelo diris al ili:Ne timu; cxar jen mi venigas al vi bonan sciigon de granda gxojo, kiu estos al la tuta popolo;

11 cxar hodiaux estas naskita por vi, en la urbo de David, Savanto, kiu estas Kristo, la Sinjoro.

12 Kaj jen la signo por vi:vi trovos infaneton, cxirkauxvinditan kaj kusxantan en staltrogo.

13 Kaj subite estis kun la angxelo amaso de la cxiela armeo, lauxdante Dion, kaj dirante:

14 Gloro al Dio en la supera alto, Kaj sur la tero paco, inter homoj Difavoro.

15 Kaj kiam la angxeloj foriris de ili en la cxielon, la pasxtistoj diris unu al alia:Ni jam iru gxis Bet-Lehxem, kaj vidu cxi tiun okazintajxon, kiun la Eternulo sciigis al ni.

16 Kaj rapidante, ili iris, kaj trovis Marian kaj Jozefon, kaj la infaneton kusxantan en la staltrogo.

17 Kaj tion vidinte, ili sciigis pri la diro, kiu estis parolita al ili pri cxi tiu infano.

18 Kaj cxiuj auxdintoj miris pri tio, kion rakontis al ili la pasxtistoj.

19 Sed Maria konservis cxiujn tiujn dirojn kaj pripensis ilin en sia koro.

20 Kaj la pasxtistoj revenis, glorante kaj lauxdante Dion pri cxio, kion ili auxdis kaj vidis, kiel estis parolite al ili.

21 Kaj kiam jam pasis ok tagoj por cirkumcidi lin, oni donis al li la nomon JESUO, kiel li estis nomita de la angxelo, antaux ol li estis en la ventro.

22 Kaj kiam finigxis la tagoj de ilia purigado laux la legxo de Moseo, ili alportis lin al Jerusalem, por prezenti lin al la Eternulo,

23 kiel estas skribite en la legxo de la Eternulo:CXiu virseksulo, kiu malfermas la uteron, estu dedicxita al la Eternulo;

24 kaj por alporti oferon laux tio, kio estas dirita en la legxo de la Eternulo:Paron da turtoj, aux du kolombidojn.

25 Kaj jen en Jerusalem estis viro, kies nomo estis Simeon, kaj cxi tiu estis justa kaj pia, atendanta la konsoladon de Izrael; kaj la Sankta Spirito estis kun li.

26 Kaj estis montrite al li de la Sankta Spirito, ke li ne mortos, gxis li vidos la Kriston de la Eternulo.

27 Kaj li venis per la Spirito en la templon; kaj kiam la gepatroj enportis la infanon Jesuo, por fari pri li laux la kutimo de la legxo,

28 tiam li ricevis lin en siajn brakojn, kaj benis Dion, dirante:

29 Nun, ho Eternulo, Vi ellasas Vian servanton, Laux Via vorto, en paco,

30 CXar miaj okuloj vidis Vian savon,

31 Kiun Vi preparis antaux la vizagxo de cxiuj popoloj,

32 Lumon por malkasxo al la gentoj, Kaj gloron de Via popolo Izrael.

33 Kaj lia patro kaj lia patrino miris pri tio, kio estis parolita pri li;

34 kaj Simeon ilin benis, kaj diris al Maria, lia patrino:Jen cxi tiu estas metita por la falo kaj levigxo de multaj en Izrael, kaj por signo kontrauxparolata;

35 kaj ankaux vian animon glavo trapasos; por ke la pensoj de multaj koroj malkasxigxu.

36 Kaj estis unu profetino, Anna, filino de Fanuel, el la tribo de Asxer (sxi estis grandagxa, logxinte sep jarojn kun sia edzo de post sia virgeco,

37 kaj estinte vidvino okdek kvar jarojn), kiu neniam foriris el la templo, adorante per fastoj kaj pregxoj nokte kaj tage.

38 Kaj alveninte gxuste en tiu horo, sxi dankis Dion, kaj parolis pri li al cxiuj, kiuj atendadis la elacxeton de Jerusalem.

39 Kaj kiam ili jam faris cxion, konforme al la legxo de la Eternulo, ili revenis en Galileon, al sia urbo Nazaret.

40 Kaj la infano kreskadis kaj fortigxis, plenigxante de sagxeco; kaj la graco de Dio estis sur li.

41 Kaj liaj gepatroj iris cxiujare al Jerusalem cxe la Paska festo.

42 Kaj kiam li estis dekdujara, ili supreniris laux la kutimo de la festo;

43 kaj kiam ili jam pasigis la tagojn, cxe ilia returnigxo la knabo Jesuo restis en Jerusalem, kaj liaj gepatroj tion ne sciis;

44 sed supozante, ke li estas en la karavano, ili iris tagan vojagxon, kaj sercxis lin inter siaj parencoj kaj konatoj;

45 kaj ne trovinte lin, ili reiris al Jerusalem, sercxante lin.

46 Kaj post tri tagoj ili trovis lin en la templo, kie li sidis meze de la instruistoj, auxskultante ilin kaj metante al ili demandojn;

47 kaj cxiuj, kiuj auxdis lin, miregis pro lia kompreno kaj liaj respondoj.

48 Kaj ili miris, vidante lin, kaj lia patrino diris al li:Filo, kial vi tiel agis kontraux ni? jen via patro kaj mi sercxis vin kun malgxojo.

49 Kaj li diris al ili:Kial vi sercxis min? cxu vi ne sciis, ke mi devas esti en la domo de mia Patro?

50 Kaj ili ne komprenis la diron, kiun li parolis al ili.

51 Kaj li malsupreniris kun ili, kaj venis en Nazareton, kaj li estis obeema al ili; kaj lia patrino konservis cxiujn tiujn dirojn en sia koro.

52 Kaj Jesuo progresis en sagxeco kaj staturo, kaj en graco cxe Dio kaj homoj.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 870, 1422, 1457, 1884, 2921, 3008, 3195, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 56, 289, 417, 478, 483, 598, 629, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 9, 32, 34

Sacred Scripture 86

Heaven and Hell 441

True Christian Religion 85, 89, 113, 158, 251, 288, 506, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 80, 183, 331, 340, 430, 460, 612, ...

On the Athanasian Creed 45, 136

Canons of the New Church 30

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 33

De Verbo (The Word) 1, 7, 19

Spiritual Experiences (Travel Diary) 4734

Marriage 85, 89

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 31, ...

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Exodus 12:18, 13:2, 12, 23:14, 15

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1 Samuel 2:21, 26, 14:10, 20:6

1 Kings 1:48

2 Kings 19:29

Psalms 26:8, 103:21, 119:99

Proverbs 3:4, 10:29, 18:15

Isaiah 8:14, 9:2, 5, 6, 11:2, 40:1, 42:6, 46:13, 49:13, 52:9, 10, 57:19, 60:1, 19

Ezekiel 3:12

Daniel 7:10

Zephaniah 3:20

Resources for parents and teachers

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 A Child Is Born
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Adoration of the Shepherds
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Adventus Domini
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Angel Appears to the Shepherds
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Angelic Appearances at the Time of the Advent
A sermon about the angel Gabriel's appearances to different people and how this pictures aspects of the preparation we must do for the Lord's birth in our own lives. 
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Angel of the Lord
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Angels and Stars at Christmas Time
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 Angel with Shepherds
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Anna and Simeon
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Anna and Simeon
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 A Sign to the Shepherds
An in-depth sermon exploring the internal meaning of the Lord's birth on earth and the circumstances surrounding it.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Baby Jesus
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Baby Jesus and Shepherd
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Baby Jesus in a Manger Scene
A simple representation of the nativity which shows the baby Lord, Mary, Joseph, and two sheep. 
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Baby Lord with Sheep Trip-tych
When finished, the triptych pictures sheep on either side of the baby Lord in the manger.
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Behold His Glory
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Birth of the Lord
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 Born in a Stable
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Born in the City of David
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Christmas Candles
A family article on how beautiful candles at Christmastime can remind us of the "glory of the Lord" that shone around the angel who appeared to the Shepherds on the first Christmas.
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Correspondences of Light
Illustrations of three stories in the Word that talk about light. (Quotations are the King James translation.)
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Do Not Be Afraid
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Dramatize the Story of the Lord's Birth
Dramatize the story of the shepherds while someone reads the story from the Word.
Activity | Ages 4 - 10

 Five Christmas Scenes
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 For Unto You Is Born This Day
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 For Unto You Stained Glass Window
A lovely picture drawn in the style of a stained glass window.
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Glory, Peace and Good Will
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Glory to God
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Glory to God in the Highest
Beautiful coloring page of the angels appearing to the shepherds.
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Glory to God in the Highest
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Glory to God (join 2 pages together)
Join two coloring pages to make a larger version of this project, showing the angels appearing to the shepherds.
Project | Ages 7 - 17

 Good Tidings of Great Joy
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Heavenly Host of Angels Mobile
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Host of Angels Stenciled Wall Hanging
Use the stencil to create lovely wall hanging of the host of angels.
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Immanuel
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 In a Manger
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 In Your Hearts Make Speedy Room
Let us be like the shepherds and the wise men by making sure that there is room for the Lord in our minds and in our hearts. 
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Jesus Amazes Scholars
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jesus Amazes the Scholars
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Jesus at Twelve Years Old
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jesus' Childhood
People are born without a set purpose and develop a purpose as they learn and choose a pathway. Jesus was born with an identity and a purpose; He had to discover His identity and become true to it.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Jesus in the Temple
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jesus with Scholars at the Temple
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joy in the Coming of Our Lord
Like the star that led the wise men, the truth will lead us to the Lord and make us happy. But the real joy in our lives will be when we come to the Lord offering gifts to Him, as the wise men did.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Joy to the World the Lord Is Born
Article | Ages 7 - 14

 Looking for the Lord
Simeon was a wise, old man who had been looking for the Lord. Would he have recognized the Lord, had he not been looking for Him? What are some ways that we can look for the Lord? 
Activity | Ages over 15

 Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Mary and the Baby Lord
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Memory Verse: Glory of the Lord
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Memory Verse: Good Tidings of Great Joy
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Memory Verse: Unto Us a Child Is Born
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Mother and Child
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Nativity
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 No Room at the Inn
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 No Room in the Inn
Worship Talk | Ages 4 - 6

 Our Innocent Reception of the Christmas Story
All the particulars of the Christmas story are designed to raise our thoughts to the Lord as God-Man.
Article | Ages over 18

 Our Savior
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 Picture of the Angels Appearing to the Shepherds
Explains how you can depict this story with oil pastels on dark paper.
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 Pop-up Crèche Card for Christmas
A lovely project to color and assemble. Designed by Eudora Sellner Walsh.
Project | Ages 7 - 17

 Presentation at the Temple
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Presentation at the Temple
Because he was such a good man, the Lord opened Simeon's spiritual eyes so that he could see immediately that this baby was the Lord come to earth. Sample from the Jacob's Ladder Program, Level 3, for ages 8-9.
Religion Lesson | Ages 8 - 9

 Quotes: Glory of the Lord
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Quotes: Prophecies of the Advent
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Quotes: Unto Us a Child Is Born
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Scroll of Angelic Appearances in Christmas Story
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherd and Lamb Stained Glass Window
Use the pattern to make a window showing a shepherd looking upward.
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherding Our Children
As parents we have the opportunity and the responsibility to do what shepherds are meant to do for our children--our flock.
Article | Ages over 18

 Shepherd Ornament
Use pipe-cleaners, a wooden bead (for the head), polyfill, and fabric to make this shepherd boy.
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherds Coming to See the Baby Lord Diorama
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherds in the Same Country: Raising Our Children in Cooperation with the Lord
If we are blessed to be parents, the Lord has entrusted us with human lives who may become angels in heaven.
Article | Ages over 18

 Shepherds Visit Baby
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherds Watching Their Flock
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Shepherds with Flock at Night
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Signs of the Lord’s Birth
Things that are precious must be protected. We wrap them up, we put them into a strong box or in a locked room. Nothing could be more precious than the infant Savior who was born that first Christmas.
Worship Talk | Ages 15 - 17

 Simeon
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 Simeon and Anna
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Simeon and Anna Witness
Simeon and Anna were led by the Spirit into the temple to witness baby Jesus. What is Jesus' birth in our lives? How and where can we witness it?
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Simeon and the Baby Lord
Simeon had waited every day in the temple, patiently for many years, for he had been told that he would not “see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”
Worship Talk | Ages 4 - 6

 Simeon Holds the Infant Lord
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Simeon: Just and Devout, Waiting
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Simeon Prophesies
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Simeon's Blessing
Simeon's blessing on the baby Lord from Luke 2 in a color border.
Picture | Ages over 15

 Standing Sheep
Use the pattern to cut out a paper sheep, then add some fluffy cotton to the sides.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Star Out of Jacob
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Suddenly, a Multitude
The great God of the universe took on a human nature and came down into His creation.
Worship Talk | Ages over 15

 Swaddling Clothes
A family talk describing what swaddling clothes are and how they were used in Biblical times to keep babies safe and warm.
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Angels Bring Good News
A poem about the shepherds in the Christmas story.
Activity | Ages 4 - 12

 The Angels Rejoice
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Birth of the Lord
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Birth of the Lord
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Birthplace of the Lord
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Boy Jesus Amazes the Scholars
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Glory of the Lord
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Herald Angel
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Joy of the Angels at the Lord’s Birth
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Light Shineth in Darkness
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 The Lord Is Born
Just like the shepherds, the Lord wants you to know about this beautiful story, too.
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 The Lord’s State at Birth
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Savior and the Shepherds
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Shepherds Come
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Shepherds Visit
The Word is the story of ourselves. What are our "sheep", "shepherds", and the miracle of the Lord's birth in our lives?
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 The Spread of the Lord's Word
We can be like the shepherds and others who have spread the good news as we learn about the Lord and find ways to tell people. Maybe this Christmas you can share your enjoyment of the story of the Lord’s birth with a friend or neighbor. Sample from the Jacob’s Ladder Program, Level 5, for ages 10-11.
Religion Lesson | Ages 10 - 11

 They Came With Haste
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 They Found Him in a Manger
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Those Who Saw the Lord
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Three Christmas Initial Letters
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Three Christmas Scenes
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Turned Away from the Inn
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Unto You Is Born This Day
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Where Can We Find the Lord?
There was no room for the Lord in the inn so the Lord was born in a stable and laid in a manger. Fold a piece of paper in half and picture the Lord in a manger on one half. On the other half, show where we can find the Lord—in His Word. 
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Where The Lord Was Born
This family talk explains why the Lord wasn’t born in a special place where all the important people could find Him and why the shepherds were the first people to see the Lord. 
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Young Jesus Amazes the Scholars
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6


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