Luke 2:1

The Birth of Jesus

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

Read Luke 2:1 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.