Jesus’» Birth from the Perspective of Joseph

Jesus’» Birth from the Perspective of Joseph

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Matthew 1:18-25

18ŒæThis is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19ŒæBecause Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yetŒædid not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20ŒæBut after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, äóìJoseph 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. 21ŒæShe will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,Œæbecause he will save his people from their sins.äó 22ŒæAll this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23ŒæäóìThe virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanueläó(which means äóìGod with usäó). 24ŒæWhen Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25ŒæBut he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.  

Matthew 2:13-15

13ŒæWhen they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. äóìGet up,äó he said, äóìtake the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.äó 14ŒæSo he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,15Œæwhere he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: äóìOut of Egypt I called my son.äó