Luke 1:26-2:20 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition.)
26And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,
27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.
30And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
31Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever.
33And of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?
35And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren:
37Because no word shall be impossible with God.
38And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda.
40And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth.
41And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
45And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.
46And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.
47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name.
50And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
51He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
52He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
53He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:
55As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
56And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.
57Now Elizabeth's full time of being delivered was come, and she brought forth a son.
58And her neighbours and kinsfolks heard that the Lord had shewed his great mercy towards her, and they congratulated with her.
59And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him by his father's name Zachary.
60And his mother answering, said: Not so; but he shall be called John.
61And they said to her: There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
62And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
63And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying: John is his name. And they all wondered.
64And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
65And fear came upon all their neighbours; and all these things were noised abroad over all the hill country of Judea.
66And all they that had heard them laid them up in their heart, saying: What an one, think ye, shall this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.
67And Zachary his father was filled with the Holy Ghost; and he prophesied, saying:
68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; because he hath visited and wrought the redemption of his people:
69And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the house of David his servant:
70As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning:
71Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us:
72To perform mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy testament,
73The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us,
74That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him without fear,
75In holiness and justice before him, all our days.
76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways:
77To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins:
78Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:
79To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.
80And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to Israel.
Luke 21And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled.
2This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.
3And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city.
4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David,
5To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
6And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered.
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock.
9And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear.
10And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people:
11For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.
12And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying:
14Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.
15And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.
16And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.
17And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.
18And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds.
19But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.