THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Luke (Author Luke)

2:1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2:2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

2:3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

2:5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

2:6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7And 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.

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