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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.
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Other Translations of Luke 2:1
And it came to passe in those dayes, that there went out a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.- King James Version (1611)
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Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.- New American Standard Version (1995)
Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.- American Standard Version (1901)
Now it came about in those days that an order went out from Caesar Augustus that there was to be a numbering of all the world.- Basic English Bible
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.- Darby Bible
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. - Webster's Bible
Just at this time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for the registration of the whole Empire.- Weymouth Bible
Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.- World English Bible
And it was don in tho daies, a maundement wente out fro the emperour August, that al the world schulde be discryued.- Wycliffe Bible
And it came to pass in those days, there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world be enrolled --- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:1
2:1 That all the world should be enrolled - That all the inhabitants, male and female, of every town in the Roman empire, with their families and estates, should be registered.
People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:1
Lu 2:1 The Birth of Jesus SUMMARY OF LUKE 2: The Decree of Augustus Caesar. The Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The Babe in the Manger. The Shepherds and the Song of the Angels. The Circumcision of the Child. The Child in the Temple. The Prophecy of Simeon. The Prophecy of Anna. The Child at Nazareth. Jesus with the Doctors. My Father's Business. Went out a decree from Caesar Augustus. Augustus Caesar, the nephew and heir of Julius Caesar, the first of the Roman emperors, was now the ruler of the civilized world. Though Judea was ruled by Herod as king, he was dependent upon and the servant of Augustus Caesar. That all the world. The Roman empire which embraced all the world then known to civilization; all southern and western Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. Should be taxed. A census was to be taken as a preliminary to a poll tax in the provinces.
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