Luke 2:1-7

The Birth of Jesus Christ

1In those days aa decree went out from bCaesar Augustus that all the world should be cregistered. 2This was the first dregistration when
Or  This was the registration before
Quirinius fwas governor of Syria.
3And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up gfrom Galilee, from the town of hNazareth, to Judea, to ithe city of David, which is called jBethlehem kbecause he was of the house and lineage of David, 5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,
That is, one legally pledged to be married
who was with child.
6And mwhile they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and nwrapped him in swaddling cloths and olaid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in pthe inn.

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