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In his dreams, Saint Joseph was informed by an Angel of God on how to protect the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary.16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary -- of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, 14 generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, 14 generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way...

Joseph & The Dream

When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and his name shall be called Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”

24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25 but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.


The New Testament of Jesus Christ
Gospel of Saint Matthew 1:16-24

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