Luke 2:1 CSB

The Birth of Jesus

1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustusa 14; also known as Octavian, he established the peaceful era known as the Pax Romana; Caesar was a title of Roman emperors. that the whole empireb should be registered.

References for Luke 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Emperor who ruled the Roman Empire 27 b.c.-a.d.
    • b 2:1 - Or the whole inhabited world

      Study tools for Luke 2:1

      • a 2:1 - Emperor who ruled the Roman Empire 27 b.c.-a.d.
      • b 2:1 - Or the whole inhabited world
      • c 2:2 - Or This registration was the first while, or This registration was before
      • d 2:5 - Other mss read was his engaged wife
      • e 2:9 - Or Lord appeared to
      • f 2:9 - Lit they feared a great fear
      • g 2:14 - Other mss read earth good will to people
      • h 2:14 - Or earth to men of good will
      • i 2:14 - Lk 12:51
      • j 2:19 - Lit these words
      • k 2:21 - Or conceived in the womb
      • l 2:23 - Lit "Every male that opens a womb
      • m 2:23 - Lit be called holy
      • n 2:23 - Ex 13:2,12
      • o 2:24 - Lv 5:11; 12:8
      • p 2:25 - The coming of the Messiah with His salvation for the nation; Lk 2:26,30; Isaiah 40:1; 61:2
      • q 2:27 - Lit And in the Spirit, he came into the
      • r 2:32 - Or the nations
      • s 2:32 - Isaiah 42:6; 49:6,9
      • t 2:32 - Isaiah 46:13 LXX
      • u 2:33 - Other mss read But Joseph and His mother
      • v 2:34 - Or spoken against
      • w 2:35 - Or schemes
      • x 2:36 - Lit in many days
      • y 2:36 - Lit years from her virginity
      • z 2:37 - Or she was a widow until the age of 84
      • { 2:38 - Lit very hour
      • | 2:38 - Other mss read in Jerusalem
      • } 2:38 - Isaiah 52:9
      • ~ 2:42 - Dt 16:16-17
      •  2:43 - Other mss read but Joseph and His mother
      • € 2:49 - Or be involved in My Father's interests (or things), or be among my Father's people