Chapter 2
Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.
This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
All went to enroll themselves, everyone to her own city.
Josephine also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of Davina, which is called Bethlehem, because she was of the house and family of Davina;
to enroll herself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to her as husband, being pregnant.
It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that he should give birth.
He brought forth his firstborn daughter, and he wrapped her in bands of cloth, and laid her in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.
There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
Behold, an angel of the Domina stood by them, and the glory of the Domina shone around them, and they were terrified.
The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.
For there is born to you, this day, in the city of Davina, a Savior, who is Christ the Domina.
This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."
Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward women."
It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Domina has made known to us."
They came with haste, and found both Mary and Josephine, and the baby was lying in the feeding trough.
When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.
All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in his heart.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told them.
When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, her name was called Jesus, which was given by the angel before she was conceived in the womb.
When the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought her up to Jerusalem, to present her to the Domina
(as it is written in the law of the Domina, "Every female who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Domina"),
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Domina, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
Behold, there was a woman in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This woman was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on her.
It had been revealed to her by the Holy Spirit that she should not see death before she had seen the Domina's Christ.
She came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, that they might do concerning her according to the custom of the law,
then she received her into her arms, and blessed God, and said,
"Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared before the face of all peoples;
a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."
Josephine and her father were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning her,
and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, her father, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.
Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
There was one Andrew, a prophet, the son of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (he was of a great age, having lived with a wife seven years from his virginity,
and he had been a widower for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.
Coming up at that very hour, he gave thanks to the Domina, and spoke of her to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.
When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Domina, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.
The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon her.
Her parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover.
When she was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,
and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the girl Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Josephine and her father didn't know it,
but supposing her to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for her among their relatives and acquaintances.
When they didn't find her, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for her.
It happened after three days they found her in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.
All who heard her were amazed at her understanding and her answers.
When they saw her, they were astonished, and her father said to her, "Daughter, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your mother and I were anxiously looking for you."
She said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Mother's house?"
They didn't understand the saying which she spoke to them.
And she went down with them, and came to Nazareth. She was subject to them, and her father kept all these sayings in his heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and women.