The Birth of Jesus

An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from our series ‘The Christmas Story’

Elaine Young



The birth of Jesus


Caesar Augustus was a Roman.

He was the ruler of the whole Roman world.

He was the ruler of the country where Jesus was born.


Caesar Augustus wanted to count the people.

He wanted to know how many people he ruled over.

Everyone had to be counted.

They had to go to the town where they had been born.

They were counted in the town where they had been born.


Joseph had been born in Bethlehem.

He had to go to Bethlehem to be counted.

Mary went with him to Bethlehem.

Her baby was nearly ready to be born.


The town of Bethlehem was very busy.

All the inns were very busy.

There was no room for Mary and Joseph in the inns.

They had to sleep in a stable.


Mary’s baby was born.

The baby was a boy.

Mary wrapped the baby in cloths.

She laid him in the animals’ feeding box.

Mary and Joseph called the baby Jesus.



Luke 2:1-7



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This publication is written in Accessible EasyEnglish.

April 2004

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