The Birth of Jesus Christ
And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
a This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to b the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, c because he was of the house and lineage of David,
to be registered with Mary, d his betrothed wife, who was with child.
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
And e she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were dispersed.
1 Samuel 16:1
Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
And did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.