The Birth Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the manner of Christ's birth was this: his mother Mary being promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she became pregnant by the holy Spirit. 19 but Joseph her husband, being a good-natur'd man, and unwilling to expose her to publick shame, he designed to put her away privately.

20 but while he was revolving this in his mind, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, the off-spring of David, don't make any difficulty of taking Mary for thy wife: for her pregnancy is from the holy Spirit. 21 and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 now by these events, that divine prediction of the Prophet had its full accomplishment, when he said, "Behold,

23 a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel," that is to say, God our Saviour.

24 Then Joseph being awak'd out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord directed, and took his wife home, 25 but did not cohabit with her as a wife, before she had-brought forth her first-born son; whom he named JESUS.

Luke 2:1-7

1 At that time, Cesar Augustus published an edict, to make a register of the Roman empire. 2 (this register was made before Quirinus was prefect of Syria.) 3 all went to be registred, every one to his native city.

4 so Joseph departed from Nazareth in Galilee, and went into Judea to the city of David, called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and linage of David, 5 in order to be registred with Mary, his espoused wife, who was then big with child. 6 now while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. 7 and being brought to bed of her first born, she swathed him, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.