In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the
first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And
Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of
Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called
Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family
of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed,
who was with child.
While they were there, the time came for her to have
her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She
wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a
manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.