Bible: Matt. 1:20-25
1:20 When he had contemplated this, an 1 angel of the Lord 2 appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 1:21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him 3 Jesus, 4 because he will save his people from their sins.” 1:22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him 5 Emmanuel,” 6 which means 7 “God with us.” 8 1:24 When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord 9 told him. He took his wife, 1:25 but did not have marital relations 10 with her until she gave birth to a son, whom he named 11 Jesus.
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