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

  • A disciple
    "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." There has never been a problem with news and information getting out among the people, and all Israel knew what was reported about Jesus coming into the world. We too have been told all things by God.
  • A disciple
    "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." God in His great love and very good purposes has always had in His heart to save man, and to undo what the devil and sin has done to destroy us. Oh that all His works would praise Him!
  • Irene123
    To O. Bakre - I like the way you grouped the names together under one subject. Makes researching them easy. The Lord blessed you with that idea.
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Luke 2:52 is what any living soul should pray 4 from God, Jesus (King of Glory himself) grew in Wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, Samuel in favour with God and man 1 samuel 2:26, Abraham favour, Joseph favour, Moses Favour. all the people that are noteworthy in the Bible are in favour with God and Man. Therefore I pray to Grow in Wisdom,Stature and in Favour with God
  • Isaac jozabad
    just as Jesus increased in love,favor and wisdom every minister of Christ Jesus should increase in love favor and wisdom with God if he is ready to serve God and his people
    verse 51
  • 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.

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