Luke 2:1-7 LEB

The Birth of Jesus Christ

1 Now it happened that in those days a decree went out from Caesara Augustus to register all the empire.

References for Luke 2:1

    • ‚ 2:1 - Or "the emperor"
      2 (This first registration took place [when]b Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

      References for Luke 2:2

        • ƒ 2:2 - *Or perhaps "[before]"; here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("was governor")
          3 And everyone went to be registered, each one to his own town.
          4 So Joseph 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 family line of David,
          5 to be registered together with Mary, who was legally promised in marriage to him [and]c was pregnant.

          References for Luke 2:5

            • „ 2:5 - *Here "[and]" is supplied in keeping with English style
              6 And it happened that while they were there, {the time came}d for her to give birth.

              References for Luke 2:6

                • … 2:6 - Literally "the days were completed"
                  7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.