Luke 2:1
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New International Version
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

New Living Translation
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.

English Standard Version
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

Berean Study Bible
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the world.

New American Standard Bible
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.

King James Bible
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered.

International Standard Version
Now in those days an order was published by Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be registered.

NET Bible
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire for taxes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But it occurred in those days that a command also went out from Augustus Caesar that every nation of his empire would be registered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time the Emperor Augustus ordered a census of the Roman Empire.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

American King James Version
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

American Standard Version
Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled.

Darby Bible Translation
But it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census should be made of all the habitable world.

English Revised Version
Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Weymouth New Testament
Just at this time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for the registration of the whole Empire.

World English Bible
Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass in those days, there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world be enrolled --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-7 The fulness of time was now come, when God would send forth his Son, made of a woman, and made under the law. The circumstances of his birth were very mean. Christ was born at an inn; he came into the world to sojourn here for awhile, as at an inn, and to teach us to do likewise. We are become by sin like an outcast infant, helpless and forlorn; and such a one was Christ. He well knew how unwilling we are to be meanly lodged, clothed, or fed; how we desire to have our children decorated and indulged; how apt the poor are to envy the rich, and how prone the rich to disdain the poor. But when we by faith view the Son of God being made man and lying in a manger, our vanity, ambition, and envy are checked. We cannot, with this object rightly before us, seek great things for ourselves or our children.
Study Bible
The Birth of Jesus
1Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2This was the first census to take place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:17
So tell us what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Luke 2:3
And everyone went to his own town to register.

Luke 2:5
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to him in marriage and was expecting a child.

Luke 3:1
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

Caesar.

Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius …

Acts 11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the …

Acts 25:11,21 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, …

Philippians 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

all.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Mark 14:9 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout …

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your …

taxed. or, enrolled.

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