The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Luke 1:26–38

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Gabriel Predicts Jesus’ Birth

26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel m was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, n 27 to a virgin * engaged o to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. p The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came to her and said, “Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.” q 29 But she was deeply troubled r by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be. 30 Then the angel told her:

Do not be afraid, Mary, s

for you have found favor with God. t

31 Now listen:

You will conceive and give birth to a son,

and you will call His name Jesus. u

32 He will be great

and will be called the Son of the Most High, v

and the Lord God will give Him

the throne of His father David. w

33 He will reign over the house of Jacob x forever,

and His kingdom will have no end. y

34 Mary asked the angel, “How can this be, since I have not been intimate with a man?” z

35 The angel replied to her:

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, a

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

Therefore, the holy One to be born

will be called the Son of God. b

36 And consider your relative Elizabeth—even she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called childless. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” c

38 “I am the Lord’s * slave,” d said Mary. “May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her.

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