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 dsiciple
    Insight; the Law given through Moses was right from the mouth of God; NOTHING of his own thoughts! It was for the blood that the woman was unclean in giving birth; and for bringing to remembrance the redemption sacrifice of Christ for all who are born of women, that this purification was required. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is without sin; yet He subjected Himself to fulfill all righteousness.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Have you not read, or perhaps forgotten, that the Covenant God made with Abraham, He established for all the son's of the Covenant for ever? and shouldn't He also who made the Covenant, when He came in flesh, Himself be subject to His own oath? Why did Jesus go to John to be baptized? Because "Thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Circumcision is a sign in the flesh, of faith.
  • Insight777
    V22, the days were accomplished, 8 days passed, but it does not actually say Jesus was circumcised. The purpose of the birth of Jesus is to remove false religion to establish the true religion. Jesus never circumcised anyone or teach it. Woman, Mary, is not un-pure after giving birth. NO Blood sacrifice needed. Male babies are not holy and female babies unholy. Both are holy because God gave life.
  • Gloria
    Luke 2:52
    Is a verse that I like to include in my prayers for my children and grandchildren for favor with God and men, and to be prospered in all things.
  • 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

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