New Living Translation
(This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
King James Bible
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Darby Bible Translation
The census itself first took place when Cyrenius had the government of Syria.
World English Bible
This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
Young's Literal Translation
this enrolment first came to pass when Cyrenius was governor of Syria --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:2 When Cyrenius was governor of Syria - When Publius Sulpicius Quirinus governed the province of Syria, in which Judea was then included.
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News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed--he healed them all.
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census.
After him, at the time of the census, there was Judas of Galilee. He got people to follow him, but he was killed, too, and all his followers were scattered.
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