New International Version
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
King James Bible
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Darby Bible Translation
to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him [as his] wife, she being great with child.
World English Bible
to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.
Young's Literal Translation
to enrol himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
Luke 2:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With Mary his espoused wife - There was no necessity for Mary to have gone to Bethlehem, as Joseph's presence could have answered the end proposed in the census as well without Mary as with her; but God so ordered it, that the prophecy of Micah should be thus fulfilled, and that Jesus should be born in the city of David; Micah 5:2.
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"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
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Christ About his Father's Business
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
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