Luke 2:5
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New International Version
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

New Living Translation
He took with him Mary, his fiancee, who was now obviously pregnant.

English Standard Version
to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

New American Standard Bible
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.

King James Bible
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant.

International Standard Version
He went there to be registered with Mary, who had been promised to him in marriage and was pregnant.

NET Bible
He went to be registered with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him, and who was expecting a child.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With Maryam his bride when she was pregnant, that he might be registered there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph went there to register with Mary. She had been promised to him in marriage and was pregnant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

King James 2000 Bible
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

American King James Version
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

American Standard Version
to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.

Darby Bible Translation
to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him [as his] wife, she being great with child.

English Revised Version
to enroll himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.

Webster's Bible Translation
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Weymouth New Testament
to have himself registered together with Mary, who was betrothed to him and was with child.

World English Bible
to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

Young's Literal Translation
to enrol himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - With Mary his espoused wife The older authorities here omit "wife." Translate, with Mary who was betrothed to him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. espoused wife—now, without doubt, taken home to him, as related in Mt 1:18; 25:6.

Luke 2:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Birth of Jesus
4Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.…
Cross References
Matthew 1:18
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

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

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

Luke 2:4
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.

Luke 2:6
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
Treasury of Scripture

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Deuteronomy 22:22-27 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then …

Matthew 1:18,19 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother …

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