Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. Jesus was not actually born on December 25, and many of the Christmas traditions have sources other than Scripture, but we can still celebrate the holiday because of what the birth of Jesus represents: the coming of God to earth to redeem the world from sin and death, and restore it to all that He intends for it to be.
Many of the Scriptures on the Birth of Jesus below reveal these themes. If you are reading these around Christmas time, may they remind you of the wonderful gift that has been given to us in the birth of Jesus Christ.
Scriptures on the Birth of Jesus
If you want to know what Scripture says about the Birth of Jesus, some good Bible verses are listed below.
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For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ. …Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Scriptural Books on the Birth of Jesus
Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches on the topic of Jesus' birth. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.