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    Chapter 5: Jesus Christ Is Born
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    “Chapter 5: Jesus Christ Is Born,” New Testament Stories (2005), 13–15

    “Chapter 5,” New Testament Stories, 13–15

    Chapter 5

    Jesus Christ Is Born

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    The Roman emperor made a law that everyone must pay taxes. Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth. They had to go 65 miles (105 km) to Bethlehem to pay their taxes.

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    It was not easy for Mary to travel to Bethlehem. Her baby would soon be born.

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    When Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem, all the rooms were filled with people. Mary and Joseph had to stay in a stable. A stable is a place where animals are kept.

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    There the baby was born. Mary wrapped Him in cloth and laid Him in a manger. Joseph and Mary named the baby Jesus.

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    On the night Jesus was born, shepherds were taking care of their sheep in the fields near Bethlehem. An angel came to them. The shepherds were afraid.

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    The angel told them not to be afraid. He had wonderful news: The Savior, Jesus Christ, was born in Bethlehem. They would find Him lying in a manger.

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    The shepherds went to Bethlehem, where they saw the baby Jesus.

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    The shepherds were happy to see the Savior. They told other people about all they had heard and seen.