Luke 2:6

“And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And so it was, that while they were there, the dayes were accomplished that she should be deliuered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth [to her child] were fulfilled,
- Darby Bible

And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
- Webster's Bible

But while they were there, her full time came,
- Weymouth Bible

It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth.
- World English Bible

And it was don, while thei weren there, the daies weren fulfillid, that sche schulde bere child.
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, in their being there, the days were fulfilled for her bringing forth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:6


2:6 And while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered - Mary seems not to have known that the child must have been born in Bethlehem, agreeably to the prophecy. But the providence of God took care for it.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:6


Lu 2:6 And so it was. Mary and Joseph, when journeying to Bethlehem, were probably ignorant of the fact that they were helping to fulfill the prophecy that pointed to Bethlehem as the birthplace of Christ.

Discussion for Luke 2:6

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 6
    The will of God allowed the taxation to take place so that the Lord Jesus would be born in Bethlehem in fulfillment of prophecy.

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