Luke 2:1-7 CEB

Jesus’ birth

1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists.

References for Luke 2:1

      2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria.
      3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled.
      4 Since Joseph belonged to David's house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David's city, called Bethlehem, in Judea.
      5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant.
      6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby.
      7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom.