Luke 2:1-6 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,