And it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
And all went to be taxed, every one unto his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was out of the house and lineage of David,)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she would be delivered.