1 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.

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

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

4 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,)

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

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

7 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.


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