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

  • Irene123
    Vs. 8-12; every time I read these - I hear Linus; I am 74, but as with most adults I watched it with my kids. That scene with Linus will always be special to me. It was the only time 'religion' was allowed in a child's show.
  • 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

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