But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines, and while he was still alive he sent them eastward, away from his son Isaac, to the land of the East.(A)

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30 Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East,(A) greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.(B)

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Gabriel Predicts John’s Birth

In the days of King Herod(A) of Judea, there was a priest of Abijah’s division(B) named Zechariah. His wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

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Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth(A) in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem,(B) because he was of the house and family line of David,(C) to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him[a] and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped him tightly in cloth and laid him in a manger,[b] because there was no guest room available for them.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:5 Lit betrothed
  2. 2:7 Or feeding trough, also in vv. 12,16

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