The Birth of Jesus

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus[a](A) that the whole empire[b] should be registered.

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  1. Luke 2:1 Emperor who ruled the Roman Empire 27 b.c.–a.d. 14; also known as Octavian, he established the peaceful era known as the Pax Romana; Caesar was a title of Roman emperors.
  2. Luke 2:1 Or the whole inhabited world

32 Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die[a](A)—they not only do them, but even applaud[b](B) others who practice them.

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  1. Romans 1:32 Lit things are worthy of death
  2. Romans 1:32 Lit even take pleasure in

15 He made of no effect the law consisting of commands and expressed in regulations, so that He might create(A) in Himself one(B) new man from the two, resulting in peace.

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