Jesus Slept In A Manger

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Angels announced Jesus' birth to shepherds

Jesus slept in a manger

Today’s bible story tells how Jesus slept in a manger when He was born. Our previous story explaned why Jesus the Of God was born in Bethlehem.

We also learnt that there was no room for them in the inn or guest house. They had to sleep in an outside building where animals were kept safely.

When the Son of God was born, his mother placed him in a manger to sleep:

Read JJesus was born in Bethlehem here.

Jesus slept in a manger bible verses

 Luk 2:7

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; G5336 because there was no room for them in the inn.

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:12

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. G5336

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 2:16

And they came with haste, and found , and , and the babe lying in a manger. G5336

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 13:15

TheLord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not eeach one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, G5336 and lead him away to watering?

Jesus slept in a manger

What is a manger?

A stall is the building in which the animals slept.

A manger was a feeding trough inside the stall.

Grass was placed inside the manger for the animals to eat.

Animals that ate from mangers included oxen, donkeys and sheep.

Jesus slept in a manger – a real picture of a manger

Mr. David Padfield took a picture of a real manger in Megiddo, Israel. This manger was used in the stables of an ancient Jewish king called Ahab.

Mangers in Bible times were made from clay. The clay was mixed with either straw or stones. This mixture was held together with mud.

Sometimes people made mangers by carving them from rocks that stuck out of the rock face (, 1999).

The food or hay was placed inside the manger to allow the animals to eat. (1999)

Jesus slept in a manger scriptures

Luk 2:1
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

Luk 2:2
This was the first registration when[fn] Quirinius was governor of Syria.

Luk 2:3
And all went to be registered, each to his own town.

Luk 2:4
And also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

Luk 2:5
to be registered with , his betrothed,[fn] who was with child.

Luk 2:6
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.

Luk 2:7
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

Luk 2:8
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Luk 2:9
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.

Luk 2:10
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luk 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luk 2:12
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luk 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Luk 2:14
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[fn]

Luk 2:15
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Luk 2:16
And they went with haste and found and , and the baby lying in a manger. (1999)

Luk 2:17
And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.

Luk 2:18
And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.

Luk 2:19
But treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Luk 2:20
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Luk 2:21
And at the end of eight days, wh

en he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Away in a manger song

Away in a Manger” is a Christmas carol.  It was first published in the late nineteenth century and was sung by many people who spoke English.

Away in a manger is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time (Wikipedia, 2022).

with lyrics

[Verse 1]
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay

[Verse 2]
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh

[Verse 3]
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care
And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there

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