Luke 2:5

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

Luke 2:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 He went with Mary, his fiancŽe, who was pregnant.
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 Joseph went there to register with Mary. She had been promised to him in marriage and was pregnant.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 He went there with Mary to be listed. Mary was engaged to him. She was expecting a baby.

Luke 2:5 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 2:5

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife
Whom also he had married, though he had not known her in a carnal way; she came along with him to be taxed and enrolled also, because she was of the same family of David, and belonged to the same city:

being great with child;
very near her time, and yet, though in such circumstances, was obliged by this edict, to come to Bethlehem; and the providence in it was, that she might give birth there, and so the prophecy in ( Micah 5:2 ) have its accomplishment: this was an instance, and an example, of obedience to civil magistrates.

Luke 2:5 In-Context

3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
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 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 the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

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