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Birth of Mary 8

Book of Birth of Mary - Chapter 8

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JOSEPH therefore went from Judaea to Galilee, with intention to marry the Virgin who was betrothed to him:

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For it was now near three months since she was betrothed to him.

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At length it plainly appeared she was with child, and it could not be hid from Joseph:

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For going to the Virgin in a free manner, as one espoused, and talking familiarly with her, he perceived her to be with child,

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And thereupon began to be uneasy and doubtful, not knowing what course it would be best to take;

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For being a just man, he was not willing to expose her, nor defame her by the suspicion of being a harlot, since he was a pious man:

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He purposed therefore privately to put an end to their agreement, and as privately to send her away.

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But while he was meditating these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, and said, Joseph, son of David, fear not;

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Be not willing to entertain any suspicion of the Virgin's being guilty of fornication, or to think any thing amiss of her, neither be afraid to take her to wife:

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For that which is begotten in her and now distresses your mind, is not the work of man, but the Holy Ghost.

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For she of all women is that only Virgin who shall bring forth the Son of God, and you shall call his name Jesus, that is, Saviour: for he will save his people from their sins.

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Joseph thereupon, according to the command of the angel, married the Virgin, and did not know her, but kept her in chastity.

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And now the ninth month from her conception drew near, when Joseph took his wife and what other things were necessary to Bethlehem, the city from whence he came.

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And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled for her bringing forth.

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And she brought forth her first-born son, as the holy Evangelists have taught, even our Lord Jesus Christ, who with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, lives and reigns to everlasting ages.