The Christmas Story (Saint Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-14 KJV )
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 this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was
govenor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed , every one into his own city. And Joseph also
went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed
with Mary his esposed wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
there was no room in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 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 Savior, 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. And
suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.