Luke 2:5

“To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To be put on the list with Mary, his future wife, who was about to become a mother.
- Basic English Bible

to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him [as his] wife, she being great with child.
- Darby Bible

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
- Webster's Bible

to have himself registered together with Mary, who was betrothed to him and was with child.
- Weymouth Bible

to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.
- World English Bible

that he schulde knouleche with Marie, his wijf, that was weddid to hym, and was greet with child.
- Wycliffe Bible

to enroll himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:5


Lu 2:5 To be taxed with Mary. Women had to be enrolled also and were subject to the poll tax. Mary was of the line of David, and hence would also have to go to Bethlehem.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • 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.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace
  • 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...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • 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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