Luke 2:1-5 NIV

The Birth of Jesus

1 In those days Caesar Augustus1 issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.2

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2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)3

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3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem4 the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

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5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him5 and was expecting a child.

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