The apostle Luke writing (God speaking via scripture...The
Word), telling of the angel Gabriel letting Mary know that she will be the mother through whom
Jesus, the Son of God, would enter the world as the son of
Wycliffe Bible of
King James Bible of
NAS Bible of
1973-78: 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel
Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged
to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who
are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
29 Mary was greatly troubled at
his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and
you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great
and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his
father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of
Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
34 "How will this be," Mary asked
the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35 The angel answered, "The Holy
Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to
be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your
relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth
month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God."
38 "I am the Lord's servant,"
Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left
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(posted 9 November 2004)