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

 
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1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 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 registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from 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 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,