Birth of Jesus Foretold26In the sixth month the angel aGabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named bNazareth, 27 cto a virgin betrothed ▼
▼That is, legally pledged to be marriedto a man whose name was Joseph eof the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, “Greetings fO favored one gthe Lord is with you!” ▼
▼Some manuscripts add Blessed are you among women!29But ishe was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for jyou have found favor with God. 31And behold kyou will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and lyou shall call his name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of mthe Most High. And the Lord God nwill give to him the throne of ohis father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob pforever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” ▼
▼Greek since I do not know a man35And the angel answered her r“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of sthe Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born ▼
▼Some manuscripts add of youwill be called uholy— vthe Son of God. 36And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her wwho was called barren. 37For xnothing will be impossible with God.” 38And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant ▼
▼Greek bondservant; also verse 48of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And zthe angel departed from her.
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