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Luke 2:1-7 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And it was done in those days, a commandment went out from the emperor Augustus [a commandment went out from Caesar Augustus], that all the world should be described.

This first describing was made of Cyrenius, justice of Syria [justice, or keeper, of Syria].

And all men went to make profession, [or acknowledging,] each into his own city.[a]

And Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city Nazareth [of the city of Nazareth], into Judaea, into a city of David, that is called Bethlehem, for that he was of the house and of the family of David,

that he should acknowledge with Mary, his wife, that was wedded to him, and was great with child. [that he should acknowledge with Mary, spoused to him wife, with child.]

And it was done, while they were there, the days were fulfilled, that she should bear child.

And she bare her firstborn son, and wrapped him in `clothes, and laid him in a feed-trough [and put him in a cratch], for there was no place to him in no chamber.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 2:3 And all went, that they should make profession, or acknowledging, each by himself into his city.

Luke 2:1-7 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The birth and circumcision of Christ. How he was received into the temple. How Simeon and Anna prophesy of him, and how he was found in the temple among the learned instructors of the Jews.

And it happened in those days that there went out a commandment from Augustus the Emperor that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was the first, and executed when Quirinius was governor in Syria. And every man went to his own town to be taxed. And Joseph also ascended from Galilee out of a town called Nazareth, into Judea to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, who was with child.

And it came to pass while they were there that her time came to be delivered. And she brought forth her first begotten son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them within the inn.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 2:1-7 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Augustus Caesar taxeth all the world. 7 Christ is born. 13 The Angels’ Song. 21 Christ is circumcised. 22 Mary purified. 28 Simeon taketh Christ in his arms. 29 His Song. 36 Anna the Prophetess. 40 The child Christ. 46 Jesus disputeth with the doctors.

And [a]it came to pass in those days, that there came a decree from Augustus Caesar, that all the [b]world should be [c]taxed.

(This first taxing was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

Therefore went all to be taxed, every man to his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of a city called Nazareth, into Judea, unto the [d]city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David,)

To be taxed with Mary that was given him to wife, which was with child.

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

And she brought forth her first begotten son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a cratch, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 2:1 Christ the son of God, taking upon him the form of a servant, and making himself of no reputation, is poorly born in a stable: and by the means of Augustus the mightiest prince in the world (thinking nothing less) hath his cradle prepared in Bethlehem, as the Prophets forewarned.
  2. Luke 2:1 So far as the Empire of the Romans did stretch.
  3. Luke 2:1 That is, the inhabitants of every city should have their names taken, and their goods rated at a certain value, that the Emperor might understand, how rich every country, city, family, and house was.
  4. Luke 2:4 Which David was born, and brought up in.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 2:1-7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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