THE VIRGINITY OF
14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a
sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and
bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:
After His mother Mary was betrothed to
Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of
the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and
not wanting 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, for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall
call His name Jesus, for He will save His
people from their sins."
22 Now all this was done that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the
23 "Behold, a 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 did not know her till she had brought forth
her firstborn Son. And he called His name
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was
sent by God to a city of Galilee named
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David. The
virgin's name was Mary.
31 "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and
bring forth a Son, and shall call His name
32 "He will be great, and will be called the Son
of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him
the throne of His father David.
33 "And he will reign over the house of Jacob
forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be,
since I do not know a man?"
35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The
Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the
power of the Highest will overshadow you;