The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When Mary his mother was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.
The angel: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary thy wife unto you: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel (Isaiah 7:14), which being interpreted is, God with us.
Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him. He took unto him his wife and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son.