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,
25jbut kept her a virginuntil she 11gavebirth to a Son ; and 12he called His nameJesus.