18Now the birth of JesusaChrist was as follows: when His 1motherMary had been bbetrothed to Joseph, before they cametogether she was 2found to be with child by the HolySpirit.
And Joseph her husband, being a righteousman and not wanting to disgrace her, plannedc3to send her awaysecretly.
But when he had consideredthis, behold, an angel of the Lordappeared to him in a dream, saying, "4Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to takeMary as your wife; for dthe Child who has been econceived in her is of the HolySpirit.
"She will bear a Son; and 5you shall call His nameJesus, for fHe 6will save His people from their sins."
22Nowallthisgtookplace to fulfillwhat was 7spoken by the Lordthrough the prophet:
"8BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH 9CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAMEhIMMANUEL," whichtranslatedmeans, "10GOD WITH US."
And Josephiawoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lordcommanded him, and took Mary as his wife,