Matthew 1:18-25 - The Birth Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Christ Jesus occurred under these conditions: After His mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, but before they had lived together, she was found to be an expectant mother through the influence of the Holy Spirit. 19 But her husband, Joseph, because he was an upright man and did not want to disgrace her, decided to break the engagement by secretly divorcing her.

20 But just as this thought occurred to him, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Joseph, descendant of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for it is through the influence of the Holy Spirit that she has become an expectant mother. 21 And she will have a son, and you must name Him Jesus, for it is He who is to save His people from their sins."

22 Now all this occurred to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

23 "The virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and they will call Him Immanuel" -- which means "God with us."

24 So when Joseph awoke from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord directed him, and took her as his wife; 25 but he did not live with her as a husband until she had had a son; and he named Him Jesus.

Luke 2:1-7

1 Now in those days an edict was issued by the Emperor Augustus that a census of the whole world should be taken. 2 This, the first census, was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 So everyone was going to his own town to register.

4 And Joseph too went up from Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to the town of David in Judea called Bethlehem, because he was a descendant of the house and family of David, 5 to register with Mary who was engaged to be married to him and who was an expectant mother. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth, 7 and she bore her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him up and laid Him in a manger, for there was no room for them at the inn.