to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,a who was with child.
And 1while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and 2wrapped him in swaddling cloths and 3laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in 4the inn.
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And an angel of the Lord 5appeared to them, and 6the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all 7the people.
For 8unto you is born this day in 9the city of David 10a Savior, who is 11Christ 12the Lord.
And 13this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby 14wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was with the angel 15a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
1416"Glory to God 17in the highest, 18and on earth 19peace 20among those with whom he is pleased!"b15
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."