Chapter 2 (King James Version)
it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because
he was of the house and lineage of David:)
be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered.
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for
them in the inn.
there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.
this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,
to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord
hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe
lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which
was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told
them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the
child, Lev. 12.3 his name was called JESUS, which was so named of
the angel Lk. 1.31 before he was conceived in the womb.