22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23 "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" "(which means "God with us").
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you "a sign: The virgin "will conceive and give birth to a son, and "will call him Immanuel. [^6]
From birth I was cast on you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about ": His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet "did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, "because he will save his people from their sins."
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew "you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?" says the LORD. "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God.
Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. ""
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called "the Son of God.
From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.