Luke 2:3

“And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And all went to bee taxed, euery one into his owne citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all men went to be numbered, everyone to his town.
- Basic English Bible

And all went to be inscribed in the census roll, each to his own city:
- Darby Bible

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
- Webster's Bible

and all went to be registered--every one to the town to which he belonged.
- Weymouth Bible

All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.
- World English Bible

And alle men wenten to make professioun, ech in to his owne citee.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all were going to be enrolled, each to his proper city,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:3


Lu 2:3 Every one into his own city. It was the Jewish custom to enroll by tribes and families. Joseph was of the family of David, and would have to be enrolled where the family had its landed inheritance.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.

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