1And it came to passinthosedays, that there went out a decreefromCaesarAugustus, that all the world should be taxed .a2
(And thistaxingwasfirstmade when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3Andallwent to be taxed ,b every oneinto his owncity.4AndJosephalso went upfromGalilee, out of the city of Nazareth,intoJudaea,unto the city of David,which is calledBethlehem; (because hewasof the houseandlineage of David:)
To be taxedcwithMaryhisespousedwife,being great with child.6And so it was , that, whiletheywerethere, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered .
7And she brought forthherfirstbornson,andwrappedhim in swaddling clothes , andlaidhimin a manger;because there wasnoroom for themin the inn.