||Matthew 1 - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|18||This was how the birth of Jesus Christ took place.|
His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph,
but before they were married, she found out
that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit.
|19||Joseph was a man who always did what was right,|
but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly;
so he made plans to break the engagement privately.
|20||While he was thinking about this,|
an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
"Joseph, descendant of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary to be your wife.
For it is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived.
|21||She will have a Son, and you will name Him Jesus -|
because He will save His people from their sins."
|22||Now all this happened in order to make come true|
what the Lord had said through the prophet,
|23||"A virgin will become pregnant and have a son,|
and He will be called Immanuel" (which means, "God is with us").
|24||So when Joseph woke up, he married Mary,|
as the angel of the Lord had told him to do.