Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet
unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to
divorce her quietly. Such was his
intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to
him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be
afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For
it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in
her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he
will save his people from
their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the
Lord had said through the prophet: "Behold,
virgin shall be with child and bear
a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God
is with us." When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord
had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.