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Luke 2:5

    Luke 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To be put on the list with Mary, his future wife, who was about to become a mother.

    Webster's Revision

    to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.

    World English Bible

    to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to enroll himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child.

    Definitions for Luke 2:5

    Espoused - To avoid; turn aside from.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:5

    With Mary his espoused wife - There was no necessity for Mary to have gone to Bethlehem, as Joseph's presence could have answered the end proposed in the census as well without Mary as with her; but God so ordered it, that the prophecy of Micah should be thus fulfilled, and that Jesus should be born in the city of David; Micah 5:2.
    Book: Luke