Just at this time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for the registration of the whole Empire.
It was the first registration made during the governorship of Quirinius in Syria;
and all went to be registered--every one to the town to which he belonged.
So Joseph went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judaea, to David's town of Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
to have himself registered together with Mary, who was betrothed to him and was with child.
But while they were there, her full time came,
and she gave birth to her first-born son, and wrapped Him round, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.