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Luke 2:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Birth of Jesus

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus[a] that the whole empire[b] should be registered.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 2:1 Emperor who ruled the Roman Empire 27 b.c.–a.d. 14; also known as Octavian, he established the peaceful era known as the Pax Romana; Caesar was a title of Roman emperors.
  2. Luke 2:1 Or the whole inhabited world

Luke 2:1 New International Version (NIV)

The Birth of Jesus

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

New International Version (NIV)

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