Luke 2:3

3 All went to their own towns to be registered.

Luke 2:3 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 2:3

And all went to be taxed
Throughout Judea, Galilee, and Syria; men, women, and children;

every one into his own city;
where he was born, and had any estate, and to which he belonged.

Luke 2:3 In-Context

1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3 All went to their own towns to be registered.
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.
5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.
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