The Birth of Jesus

In those days a decree went out from Cae­sar Augus­tus that all the world should be reg­is­tered. This was the first reg­is­tra­tion when Quirinius was gov­er­nor of Syr­ia. And all went to be reg­is­tered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Beth­le­hem, because he was of the house and lin­eage of David, to be reg­is­tered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first­born son and wrapped him in swad­dling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in the same region there were shep­herds out in the field, keep­ing watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glo­ry of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the peo­ple. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Sav­ior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swad­dling cloths and lying in a manger.” And sud­den­ly there was with the angel a mul­ti­tude of the heav­en­ly host prais­ing God and say­ing, “Glo­ry to God in the high­est, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:1–14

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