The Books of the Bible New Testament for Kids | Page 3
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report of exactly what happened. I am doing this for you, most
excellent Theophilus. I want you to know that the t hings you have
been taught are true.
In the s ixth m
onth after Elizabeth had become pregnant, God
sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee. He was sent
to a virgin. The girl was engaged to a man named Joseph. He came
from the family line of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The
angel greeted her and said, “The Lord has blessed you in a special
way. He is with you.”
Mary was very upset because of his words. She wondered what
kind of greeting this c ould be. But the angel said to her, “Do not
be afraid, Mary. God is very p
leased with you. You will become
pregnant and give birth to a son. You must call him Jesus. He will
be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord
God will make him a king like his father David of long ago. The Son
of the Most High God will rule forever over his people. They are
from the family line of Jacob. That kingdom will never end.”
“How can this happen?” Mary asked the angel. “I am a virgin.”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come to you. The
power of the Most High God will cover you. So the holy one that
is born will be c alled the Son of God. Your relative Elizabeth will
have a child even though she is old. People thought she could not
have children. But she has been pregnant for six months now.
That’s because what God says will always come true.”
“I s erve the Lord,” Mary answered. “May it happen to me just as
you said it w
ould.” Then the angel left her.
In those days, Caesar Augustus made a law. It required that a list
be made of everyone in the w
hole Roman world. It was the first
time a list was made of the people w
hile Quirinius was governor
of Syria. Everyone went to their own town to be listed.
So Joseph went also. He went from the town of Nazareth in Gal
ilee to Judea. That is w
here Bethlehem, the town of David, was.