New Living Translation
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
King James Bible
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Darby Bible Translation
But it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census should be made of all the habitable world.
World English Bible
Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.
Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass in those days, there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world be enrolled --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:1 That all the world should be enrolled - That all the inhabitants, male and female, of every town in the Roman empire, with their families and estates, should be registered.
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Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.
All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census.
He took with him Mary, his fiancee, who was now obviously pregnant.
It was now the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, the Roman emperor. Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea; Herod Antipas was ruler over Galilee; his brother Philip was ruler over Iturea and Traconitis; Lysanias was ruler over Abilene.
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