|New International Version (© 2011)|
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
to enrol himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
Luke 2:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With Mary his espoused wife - There was no necessity for Mary to have gone to Bethlehem, as Joseph's presence could have answered the end proposed in the census as well without Mary as with her; but God so ordered it, that the prophecy of Micah should be thus fulfilled, and that Jesus should be born in the city of David; Micah 5:2.
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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,