Bible: Luke 1:26-38

Birth Announcement of Jesus the Messiah

1:26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, 1  the angel Gabriel 2  was sent by 3  God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, 4  1:27 to a virgin engaged 5  to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of David, 6  and the virgin’s name was Mary. 1:28 The 7  angel 8  came 9  to her and said, “Greetings, favored one, 10  the Lord is with you! 11  1:29 But 12  she was greatly troubled 13  by his words and began to wonder about the meaning of this greeting. 14  1:30 So 15  the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, 16  Mary, for you have found favor 17  with God! 1:31 Listen: 18  You will become pregnant 19  and give birth to 20  a son, and you will name him 21  Jesus. 22  1:32 He 23  will be great, 24  and will be called the Son of the Most High, 25  and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father 26  David. 1:33 He 27  will reign over the house of Jacob 28  forever, and his kingdom will never end.” 1:34 Mary 29  said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with 30  a man? 1:35 The angel replied, 31 The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow 32  you. Therefore the child 33  to be born 34  will be holy; 35  he will be called the Son of God.

1:36And look, 36  your relative 37  Elizabeth has also become pregnant with 38  a son in her old age – although she was called barren, she is now in her sixth month! 39  1:37 For nothing 40  will be impossible with God.” 1:38 So 41  Mary said, “Yes, 42  I am a servant 43  of the Lord; let this happen to me 44  according to your word.” 45  Then 46  the angel departed from her.

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