(Good News Translation (GNT))
18 This was how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. His
mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they were married,
she found out that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph was
a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace
Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately.
20 While he was
thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream
and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to
take Mary to be your wife. For it is by the Holy Spirit that she
21 She will have
a son, and you will name him Jesus -- because he will save his people
from their sins.”
22 Now all this
happened in order to make come true what the Lord had said through
23 “A virgin
will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel”
(which means, “God is with us”).
24 So when Joseph
woke up, he married Mary, as the angel of the Lord had told him
25 But he had
no sexual relations with her before she gave birth to her son. And
Joseph named him Jesus.