New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
The Birth of Jesus
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Dr Bex Lewis is a communications historian who built her first website in 1997 and blogged her way around the world in 2007. She works for the University of Winchester promoting e-learning, and manages The Big Bible Project for the University of Durham. She loves encouraging churches, Christians and organisations to engage in the digital world.