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And they departed quickly

and found both MARY and JOSEPH,

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and also the babe, who was lying in a manger.

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And they left immediately and made their way hurriedly [into town] and found both THE [PREVIOUSLY] REBELLIOUS ONE, and THE ONE WHO IS INCREASING, and also the baby, who was lying in a manger.


1: “both Mary and Joseph”

Notice that the text mentions Mary first. That was quite rare in those days, and is used to emphasize yet again that Mary was the mother, but Joseph was not really the father.

2: “lying in a manger”

Here was the confirmation of what the angel had told them.