In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
from the house of David, and the name of the virgin was Mary.
And coming to her he said,
"Hello, favored one, the Lord is with you."
And she was confused by the words,
and she pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, "Fear not, Mary;
for you have found grace with God.
And look, you will conceive in the womb and bear a son,
and shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called son of the Highest,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and his kingdom will have no end."
And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be,
since I know no husband?"
And the angel answering said to her,
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Highest will overshadow you;
and so the holy one born will be called the son of God.
And look, Elizabeth your relative
also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren;
for every saying will not be impossible with God."
And Mary said, "Look, the servant of the Lord;
let it be to me according to your saying."
And the angel departed from her.
And the birth of Jesus the Christ was like this.
His mother Mary being betrothed to Joseph,
before they came together
she was found to be pregnant from the Holy Spirit.
And Joseph her husband, being just and not wishing to expose her,
decided to divorce her secretly.
But as he considered these things,
look, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream,
saying, "Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;
for what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
And she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus;
for he will save his people from their sins."
And all this has occurred so that what was spoken by the Lord
through his prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
Look, the virgin will be pregnant and bear a son,
and they will call his name Immanuel,
which is translated "God with us."
And Joseph rising from the sleep
did as the angel of the Lord ordered him, and accepted his wife;
and he did not know her until she bore a son,
and he called his name Jesus.