5 “[a]Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; [b]They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek. 2 “[c]But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. [d]His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” 3 Therefore He will give them up until the time When she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of Israel. 4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the Lord, In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they will [e]remain, Because [f]at that time He will be great To the ends of the earth. 5 This One will be our peace. When the Assyrian invades our land, When he tramples on our [g]citadels, Then we will raise against him Seven shepherds and eight leaders of men.
18 Now the birth of Jesus [a]Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned [c]to send her away secretly.20 But when he had 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 as your wife; for [d]the Child who has been [e]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for [f]He will save His people from their sins.”22 Now all this [g]took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be withchild and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name[h]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”24 And Joseph [i]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,25 [j]but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
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