Isaiah 7:14,9:6-7,Luke 1:26-38,2:1-20
«Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, *a
will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name *Immanuel.
For a *child
will be born to us, a *son
will be given to us; And the *government
will rest *on
His shoulders; And His name will be called *Wonderful
God, Eternal *Father,
Prince of *Peace.
There will be *no
end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the *throne
of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with *justice
and righteousness From then on and forevermore. *The
zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
Now in the sixth month the angel *Gabriel
was sent from God to a city in Galilee called *Nazareth,
virgin engaged to a man whose name
was Joseph, *of
the descendants of David; and the
virgin's name was Mary.
And coming in, he said to her, «Greetings, favored
one! The Lord is with you.»
But she *was
very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation
The angel said to her, «*Do
not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
«And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you
name Him Jesus.
«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;
He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, *and
His kingdom will have no end.»
Mary said to the angel, «How can
this be, since I am a virgin?»
The angel answered and said to her, «*The
Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of *the
Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason *the
Child shall be called *the
Son of God.
«And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son
in her old age; and she who was
called barren is now in her sixth month.
will be impossible with God.»
And Mary said, «Behold,
the bondslave of the Lord; may
it be done to me according to your word.» And the angel departed
NOW in those days a decree went out from *Caesar
Augustus, that a census be taken of *all
This was the first census taken
while Quirinius was governor of
And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own
Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea,
to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because *he
was of the house and family of David,
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with
While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
And she *gave
birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him
in a manger, because there was
no room for them in the inn.
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields
and keeping watch over their flock by night.
angel of the Lord suddenly *stood
before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were
But the angel said to them, «*Do
not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will
be for all the people;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a *Savior,
who is *Christ
will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying
in a manger.»
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying,
to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men *with
whom He is pleased.»
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began
saying to one another, «Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and
see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.»
So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the
baby as He lay in the manger.
When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told
them about this Child.
And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the
But Mary *treasured
all these things, pondering them in her heart.
The shepherds went back, *glorifying
and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been
New American Standard Bible
I.e. God is with us
Or betrothed; i.e.
the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year
before the wedding night More legal than engagement
Or Woman richly blessed
Lit know no man
Lit the holy thing
Lit this is the sixth
month to her who
Lit not any word
Gr Mariam; i.e.
Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
I.e. female slave
I.e. the Roman empire
Or This took place
as a first census
Or feeding trough
Or feeding trough
Lit of good pleasure;
or of good will
Or feeding trough
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