And the angel came in unto her, and said,
"Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the
Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among
women. Do not be afraid, Mary, You have
found favor with God. You will be with
child and give birth to a son, and you
are to give him the name Jesus.
"He will be great and will be called the Son
of the Most High. The Lord God will give
Him the throne of his father David, and
He will reign over the house of Jacob
forever; His kingdom will never end."
And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that
all the world should be taxed. And all went
to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judaea, unto the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem, to be taxed with
Mary his espoused wife, being great
with child. And so it was, that
while they were there, the days
were accomplished that she
should be delivered.
And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by
night. And, lo, the angel of the
Lord came upon them, and the glory
of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, "Fear not:
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.