The Birth Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth, of Jesus Christ, was, thus: His mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, - before they came together, she was found with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 Moreover, Joseph her husband, being, righteous, and yet unwilling to expose her, - intended, privately, to divorce her.

20 But, when, these things, he had pondered, lo! a messenger of the Lord, by dream, appeared to him, saying, - Joseph, son of David! do not fear to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for, that which, in her, hath been begotten, is of the , Holy, Spirit. 21 Moreover she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, - for, he, will save his people from their sins.

22 But, all this, hath come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord, through the prophet, saying:

23 Lo! a Virgin, shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, - and they shall call his name Emmanuel; which is, being translated, God with us.

24 And Joseph, awaking, from his sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord directed him, - and took unto him his wife; 25 and knew her not, until she had brought forth a son, - and he called his name Jesus.

Luke 2:1-7

1 Now it came to pass, in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, for all the inhabited earth to be enrolled: 2 this enrolment, first was made while Cyrenius was governor of Syria: 3 and all were journeying to be enrolled, each one unto his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of a city Nazareth, into Judaea, into the city of David which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and family of David: 5 to enrol himself with Mary who was betrothed to him, she being with child. 6 And it came to pass, while they were there, that the days were fulfilled for her to give birth; 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.