||Luke 2 - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|1||At that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census|
to be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
|3||Everyone, then, went to register himself,|
each to his own hometown.
|4a||Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee|
to the town of Bethlehem in Judea,
the birthplace of King David.
|5||He went to register with Mary,|
who was promised in marriage to him.
She was pregnant,
|6||and while they were in Bethlehem,|
the time came for her to have her Baby.
|7||She gave birth to her first Son,|
wrapped Him in cloths and laid Him in a manger -
there was no room for them to stay in the inn.