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

  • 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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