22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 »Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,and they shall call his name Immanuel,«which means, »God with us.«
24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife,
25 but did not know her until she had borne a son. And he called his name Jesus.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way: when his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to put her to public shame, was resolved to divorce her quietly.
20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, »Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 And she will give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.«
And he took them in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever receives one little child like this in my name receives me.
Jesus answered him, »Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.«
But Jesus said, »Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.«
No one who is of God practices sin, for Gods seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, 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 whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary.
When a woman is in labor she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but as soon as she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child has been born into the world.
And Mary said to the angel, »How can this be, since I am a virgin?«
And the angel answered her, »The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.
30 And the angel said to her, »Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.
33 And he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.«