The Christmas story

'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men'

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(Editor’s note: As has been The Augusta Chronicle’s tradition, and in keeping with the reason for the season, we are pleased to reprint the Christmas story from the Bible.)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own 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 with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

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.

And there were in the same country 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.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

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

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

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

– Luke 2:1-16

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myfather15
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myfather15 12/24/13 - 09:48 pm
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Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Merry Christmas to everyone!! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed day, full of happiness!!

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soapy_725 12/25/13 - 08:16 am
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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/25/13 - 08:27 am
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left out the part about Santa
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left out the part about Santa Clause and his flying reindeer

teaparty
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teaparty 12/25/13 - 09:27 am
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myfather, I noticed someone
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myfather, I noticed someone gave you a thumbs down for wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. The hatred by the left has no limit but then they have been brain washed by the Marxists, communists and black leaders that are running the democrat party.

Merry Christmas everyone

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KSL 12/25/13 - 09:51 am
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Yes, teaparty

Some can't even be nice on Christmas!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/25/13 - 09:53 am
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Thank you AC editorial staff

Thank you AC editorial staff and may everyone have a Blessed Christmas.

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GiantsAllDay 12/25/13 - 10:31 am
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MF15, I gave you a thumbs up.

MF15, I gave you a thumbs up. Not only a "blessed" day, but I hope the year 2014 is a great one for all of us!

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Bizkit 12/25/13 - 01:12 pm
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Gee GAD the break was really

Gee GAD the break was really good for you man. Great thoughts this Christmas day. Have a wonderful year one and all. We share so much as humans seems so sad we get divided.

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t3bledsoe 12/25/13 - 02:14 pm
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Teaparty @ 9:27

"myfather, I noticed someone gave you a thumbs down for wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. The hatred by the left has no limit but then they have been brain washed by the Marxists, communists and black leaders that are running the democrat party"

NOW, NOW, do we liberals HAVE TO BE the only ones that can give conservatives a thumbs down??!! It could be a conservative trying to start something!! COULD HAPPEN!

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t3bledsoe 12/25/13 - 02:16 pm
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KSL @ 9:51

"Some can't even be nice on Christmas!"

Had to give you a thumbs down TOO!!

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t3bledsoe 12/25/13 - 02:19 pm
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GiantsAllDay @ 10:31

"MF15, I gave you a thumbs up. Not only a "blessed" day, but I hope the year 2014 is a great one for all of us"

RIGHT BACK ATCHAY, AMEN!!

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t3bledsoe 12/25/13 - 02:23 pm
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Bizkit @ 1:12

"Gee GAD the break was really good for you man. Great thoughts this Christmas day. Have a wonderful year one and all. We share so much as humans seems so sad we get divided"

I have stated more than once over this past year that I don't believe that I can go head to head with you on commenting, BUT TODAY I can say, "VERY GOOD COMMENT!!"

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Darby 12/26/13 - 05:27 pm
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Bledsoe, hate to call you on this, but I can't see one

single true leader, in the Democrat Party.

"The hatred by the left has no limit but then they have been brain washed by the Marxists, communists and black leaders that are running the democrat party"

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There are a number of "black tools" in their ranks, but not one single leader. Leaders are in the forefront. They are the ones with the new ideas and engaged in the promulgation of policy. Can you name one such black Democrat Leader? I certainly can't.

Even OzBama is frequently chastised by Republicans and Democrats alike for "leading from behind".

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