A Virgin will have a Baby

An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from our series ‘Isaiah Looks Forward’


Elaine Young


A virgin will have a baby


Isaiah was a man who lived about 700 years before Jesus.

Isaiah wrote a book.

God helped Isaiah to write his book.

The book was about what God would do in the future.

In his book Isaiah wrote:


God will do something special to help you believe.

A virgin will become pregnant.

She will have a baby boy.

The baby’s name will be Immanuel.

This name means ‘God is with us’.






Later in the Bible we read about Jesus being born:


An angel visited a girl called Mary.

Mary was engaged to a man called Joseph.

The angel said to Mary:

‘Don’t worry! God is with you.

You will become pregnant.

You will have a baby son.

You will call him Jesus.

He will be God’s son.

He will be a king for ever.’


Mary said to the angel:

‘How can I have a baby?

I am still a virgin.’



The angel answered:

‘God will give you his Spirit.

God will give you his power.

God can do anything.’


Mary said:

‘I want to please God.

I want to have this baby.’

Then the angel went away.


Joseph heard that Mary was pregnant.

He wanted to do the right thing.

He didn’t want Mary to be embarrassed.

He decided to end their engagement.


Then the angel came to Joseph too.

The angel said:

‘Joseph, don’t be frightened.

You should marry Mary.

The Holy Spirit has made Mary pregnant.

Mary will have a baby boy.

You must call him Jesus.

This name means that he will save people from sin.’


So Joseph married Mary.

They did not sleep together until after the baby was born.

The baby was a boy.

They called him Jesus.


Isaiah had said that a virgin would have a baby.

What Isaiah had written came true in Jesus.



Isaiah 7:14

Luke 1:26-38

Matthew 1:18-25


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March 2004

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