to have himself registered together with Mary, who was betrothed to him and was with child.
But while they were there, her full time came,
and she gave birth to her first-born son, and wrapped Him round, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were shepherds in the same part of the country, keeping watch over their sheep by night in the open fields,
when suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were filled with terror.
But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.
For a Saviour who is the Anointed Lord is born to you to-day, in the town of David.
And this is the token for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."
And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying,
"Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!"
Then, as soon as the angels had left them and returned to Heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go over as far as Bethlehem and see this that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."