Chapter 2

Giving a history of the birth of Christ.

181)Now, as it is written, the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:. When asAfter his mother, Mary, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

192)Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publickpublic example, was minded to put her away privily.

203)But while he thought on thesethere things, behold, the angel of the LORDLord appeared unto him in a dreamvision, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife:; for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.

214)And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.

225)Now all this wastook doneplace, that itall things might be fulfilled, which waswere spoken of the Lord, by the prophetprophets, saying,

236)Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, (which, being interpreted, is, God with us.)

247)Then Joseph, beingawaking raisedout fromof sleephis vision, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:;

258)And knew her not tilluntil she had brought forth her firstbornfirst-born son:; and hethey called his name JESUSJesus.