Nativity Stories in the Gospels:


The Gospel of Matthew
Mat 1:18-23 ESV
(18)  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
(19)  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
(20)  But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
(21)  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
(22)  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
(23)  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Mat 2:1-12 ESV
(1)  Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,
(2)  saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
(3)  When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
(4)  and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
(5)  They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
(6)  “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'”
(7)  Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.
(8)  And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”
(9)  After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.
(10)  When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
(11)  And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
(12)  And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

The Gospel of Luke
Luk 1:26-38 ASV
(26)  Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
(27)  to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
(28)  And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee.
(29)  But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be.
(30)  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
(31)  And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
(32)  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
(33)  and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
(34)  And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
(35)  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the Son of God.
(36)  And behold, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren.
(37)  For no word from God shall be void of power.
(38)  And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Luk 2:1-20 ESV
(1)  In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
(2)  This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
(3)  And all went to be registered, each to his own town.
(4)  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,
(5)  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
(6)  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
(7)  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.
(8)  And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
(9)  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
(10)  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.
(11)  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
(12)  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
(13)  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
(14)  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
(15)  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
(16)  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
(17)  And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
(18)  And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
(19)  But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
(20)  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
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