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Luke 2:1Wrench

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Caesar Forces An Evil Tax-Registration Census
[As Yahshua is about to be born, Roman emperor] Caesar Augustus sends out a dogma.
It commands everyone [on earth] to report to the Roman census officers to get their names listed and numbered [for the purpose of global identification, taxation and regulation].
Timeline
Note: Every census is always evil.
Numbering of human flesh is a precursor to slavery and genocide.
Patriotism is worldly dogma.
Patriotism is the world's religion.



Other English Bible translations of Luke 2:1:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNAround this time, Emperor Augustus issued an order for a census to be taken throughout the Empire.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRIn those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNIn those days, Caesar Augustus made a law. It required that a list be made of everyone in the whole Roman world.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNAt that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNIn those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNAbout that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNAt that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNNow in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.