Matthew 1:18-20 NIV

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.1

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19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce2 her quietly.

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20 But after he had considered this, an angel3 of the Lord appeared to him in a dream4 and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

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