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The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: when ... His Mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, She is in the womb of the Holy spirit.
Joseph Her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to announce Her, wanted Her away secretly.
But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David! fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in Her is of the Holy spirit;she will bear a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus, for He shall save his people from their sins.
now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, which means, God with us.
Arose from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took to him his wife, and knew Her not. Till She had brought forth Her firstborn Son, and he called his name Jesus.
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, Magi came to Jerusalem from the East, saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the East, and are come to worship Him.
upon Hearing this, Herod the king was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
, gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
They said unto him, in Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet:
and thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of thee shall come a Governor That upaset My people Israel.
Then Herod secretly called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared
and sent them to Bethlehem, and said, go and search diligently for the young Child; and when you find it, let me know that I may come and worship Him.
when They heard the king, they departed. And lo, the star which they saw in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,
and, entering the house, they saw the young child with Mary His Mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him; and opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And, having received in a dream not to return to Herod, otherwise they departed into their own country.
and When they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord to Joseph in a dream, saying, arise, take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word : for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.
He arose, took the young child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt : and was there until the death of Herod : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, out of Egypt I call My Son (Matthew 1,2gl.)