Luke 2:1-7 NAS

Jesus' Birth in Bethlehem

1 Now in those days a decree went out from 1Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of 2all athe inhabited earth.

References for Luke 2:1

    •  2:1 - I.e. the Roman empire
      2 bThis was the first census taken while cQuirinius was governor of 3Syria.

      References for Luke 2:2

        • Ž 2:2 - Or "This took place as a first census"
        •  2:2 - Gr "Kyrenios"
          3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city.
          4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because 4he was of the house and family of David,

          References for Luke 2:4

          5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
          6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
          7 And she 5gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a dmanger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

          References for Luke 2:7

            •  2:7 - Or "feeding trough"