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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

  • Tolasek
    I believe that Jesus Christ was born on the Feast of the Trumpets! The first day of Tishri, Rosh Hashana!
  • Andrew Chinyama
    My comment on luke 2:52, If Jesus increased we as well we need to grow in all corners..
  • I wonder why God chose shepherds as the first to know of Jesus. I know it says the shepherds made it known 17 but who do they see out in the pastures day by day?
  • Tony
    I just love luke chapter 2. Because it talks about the birth of my lord and savior.
  • Juancho for verse 14
    Didn't know the gospel acclamation originated with THAT verse.
  • Robert Downey for verse 2
    One needs to keep in mind that the birth of Christ divided time between BC and AD, so he can 't be born in BC. In 1582 Pope Gregory didn 't do us any favors in not making the correction to God 's reckoning and that of J. Caesar. Luke has given us the correct clues, and Zumpt has it right.

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