22 All this happened in fulfillment of what the Lord had spoken through the prophet:
23 "Behold the virgin will conceive and will bear a son, and they will call his name Immanuel" .
24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took his wife to his home.
25 But he did not live with her as a husband until she had borne a son. He called his name Jesus.
18 The birth of Jesus was in this way: His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and yet not willing to make her a public example, resolved to dismiss her privately.
20 But while he was thinking this over, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for what has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 She will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Then he took them into his arms and blessed them, putting his hands on them.
He who humbles himself like this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever receives one such little child for my name receives me;
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a man is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God."
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
No one who has been born of God commits sin, for God's life-giving germ remains in him and he cannot continue sinning, because he has been born of God.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The name of the virgin was Mary.
A woman when she is bringing forth has grief because her hour has come. But when she has borne the child, she no longer remembers her anguish for the joy that a human being has been born into the world.
But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am not united to a man?"
The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Highest will overshadow you. For that reason the child that is begotten will be called holy, Son of God.
30 The angel said to her, "Do not fear, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
31 You will conceive in your womb and will bear a son, and you must call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.
33 He will be king over the house of Jacob through the ages, and of his kingdom there will be no end."