The Birth Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:18-25

18 But Jesus Christ was begotten thus: After his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not choosing to make an example of her, intended to put her away privately.

20 But while he was thinking of these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take home Mary your wife; for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that the word might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and his name shall be called Immanuel, which, when translated, is, God with us.

24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him; and he took home his wife, 25 and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son. And he called his name Jesus.

Luke 2:1-7

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabitants of the land should be enrolled. 2 This enrollment first took place when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each one to his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (for he was of the house and family of David,). 5 to be enrolled with Mary his be trothed wife, who was with child. 6 And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for her to be delivered were completed; 7 and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swathing-clothes, and laid him in the stable, because there was no place for them in the inn.