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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.
  • Irene123
    Jesus was not a hypocrite, Matt. 23:3; He LIVED what He taught.

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