1Now in thosedays a decreewent out from 1CaesarAugustus, that a census be taken of 2allathe inhabitedearth.
2bThis was the firstcensustaken while cQuirinius was governor of 3Syria.
And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his owncity.
4Josephalsowent up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of Davidwhich is calledBethlehem, because4he was of the house and family of David,
in order to registeralong with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
6While they were there, the days were completed for her to givebirth.