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

  • 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.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready
  • Tolasek
    I believe that Jesus Christ was born on the Feast of the Trumpets! The first day of Tishri, Rosh Hashana!

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