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

  • 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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