To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
Mary, Henry Ossawa Tanner
The Annunciation, J. Kirk Richards
The Annunciation, Henry Ossawa Tanner
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. [. . .]
Annunciation to Mary, Joseph Brickey
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. [. . .]
The Annunciation, Carl Bloch
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
According to Thy Word, Elspeth Young
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary 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 publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Joseph's Dream, Anton Raphael Mengs
Joseph's Dream, Rembrandt
And she shall bring forth a son, and though shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
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.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
Joseph's Dream, Gaetano Gandolfi
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. [. . .]
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
The Road to Bethlehem, Joseph Brickey
Journey, Liz Lemon Swindle
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Joseph Seeks a Lodging in Bethlehem, James Tissot
There Was No Room For Them in the Inn, Eugene Higgins
The Journey to Bethlehem, Joseph Aubert
The Nativity, Goya
Mother and Child, J. Kirk Richards
Silent Night, Liz Lemon Swindle
Nativity, Brian Kershisnik
And she brought for 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.
And This Was the Manner of Christ's Birth, Eugene Higgins
And She Wrapped Him in Swaddling Clothes, William Ladd Taylor
Nativity, Heidi Malott
She Shall Bring Forth a Son, Liz Lemon Swindle
Behold, the Lamb of God, Walter Rane
Shepherds, J. Kirk Richards
Angels Appearing to Shepherds, Henry Ossawa Tanner
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Good Tidings of Great Joy, Walter Rane
Shepherds, Carl Bloch
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Angels, Brian Kershisnik
Three French Horns, J. Kirk Richards
Three Angels With Trumpets, J. Kirk Richards
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Birth of the King, Michael Dudash
The Nativity, Ghiraldaio
The Nativity, J. Kirk Richards
Adoration of the Shepherds, Rembrandt
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Nativity, Carl Bloch
Bearing a Child in Her Arms, Elspeth Young
Be It Unto Me, Liz Lemon Swindle
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Kissing the Face of God, Morgan Weistling
For Unto Us a Child is Born, Simon Dewey