B. His Origin and Name --
Born a God-man, Named Jesus,
Called Emmanuel by Men
18 Now the aorigin of Jesus Christ was in this way: His mother, bMary, after she had been engaged to Joseph, before they came together, was found to be with child 1of the cHoly Spirit.
19 And Joseph her husband, being 1arighteous and not willing to bdisgrace her openly, intended to 2send her away secretly.
20 But while he pondered these things, behold, an aangel of the Lord appeared to him in a bdream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife, for that which has been 1begotten in her is 2of the cHoly Spirit.
21 And she will bear a ason, and you shall call His name 1bJesus, for it is He who will csave His people from their sins.
22 Now all this has happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the 1prophet might be afulfilled, saying,
23 "Behold, the avirgin shall be with child and shall bear a 1son, and they shall call His name 2bEmmanuel'' (which is translated, cGod 3with us).
24 And when Joseph awoke from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to himself his wife.
25 And he did not know her until she 1bore a son. And he called His name aJesus.