Most Relevant Verses
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
More Verses on Advent
"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
Again Isaiah says, "THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE."
Then the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
'Behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.