Luke 2:1-7 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
      2 This first registration took place whilec Quirinius was governing Syria.

      References for Luke 2:2

        • c 2:2 - Or This registration was the first while, or This registration was before
          3 So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town.
          4 And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David,
          5 to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to himd and was pregnant.

          References for Luke 2:5

            • d 2:5 - Other mss read was his engaged wife
              6 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
              7 Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough-because there was no room for them at the inn.