Mary, Mother of Jesus See also Jesus Christ; Joseph, Husband of Mary In the New Testament, a virgin chosen by God the Father to be the mother of His Son in the flesh. After Jesus’ birth, Mary had other children (Mark 6:3). She was betrothed to Joseph, Matt. 1:18 (Luke 1:27). Joseph was told not to divorce Mary or release her from the betrothal, Matt. 1:18–25. The wise men visited Mary, Matt. 2:11. Mary and Joseph fled with the child Jesus to Egypt, Matt. 2:13–14. After Herod’s death, the family returned to Nazareth, Matt. 2:19–23. The angel Gabriel visited her, Luke 1:26–38. She visited Elisabeth, her cousin, Luke 1:36, 40–45. Mary gave a psalm of praise to the Lord, Luke 1:46–55. Mary went to Bethlehem with Joseph, Luke 2:4–5. Mary gave birth to Jesus and laid him in a manger, Luke 2:7. The shepherds went to Bethlehem to visit the Christ child, Luke 2:16–20. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem, Luke 2:21–38. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Passover, Luke 2:41–52. Mary was at the wedding at Cana, John 2:2–5. The Savior, while on the cross, asked John to care for his mother, John 19:25–27. Mary was with the Apostles after Christ was taken up into heaven, Acts 1:14. Mary was a virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins, 1 Ne. 11:13–20. Christ’s mother was to be called Mary, Mosiah 3:8. Mary would be a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, Alma 7:10.