Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was
betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a
public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared
to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to
you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He
will save His people from their sins."
So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord
through the prophet, saying:
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call
His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded
him and took to him his wife,
and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he
called His name Jesus.