Christ Born of Mary(A)

18 Now the (B)birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child (C)of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being [a]a just man, and not wanting (D)to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, (E)for that which is [b]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 (F)And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name [c]Jesus, (G)for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 (H)“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and [d]did not know her till she had brought forth (I)her[e] firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Wise Men from the East

Now after (J)Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [f]wise men (K)from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, (L)“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen (M)His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all (N)the chief priests and (O)scribes of the people together, (P)he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

‘But(Q) you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
(R)Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:19 an upright
  2. Matthew 1:20 Lit. begotten
  3. Matthew 1:21 Lit. Savior
  4. Matthew 1:25 Kept her a virgin
  5. Matthew 1:25 NU a Son
  6. Matthew 2:1 Gr. magoi