Luke 1:26–56

26 And in dthe sixth month the angel eGabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named fNazareth, 27 To a virgin gespoused to a man whose name was Joseph, hof the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, ithou that art ||highly favoured, lthe Lord is with thee: mblessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, nshe was troubled at his saying, and nncast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast ofound favour with God. 31 And, behold, pthou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and qshalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of rthe Highest: and the Lord God shall sgive unto him tthe throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob ufor ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, xThe Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of rthe Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also ythat holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called zthe Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy acousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called bbarren. 37 For cwith God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; dbe it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into ethe hill country fwith haste, into ea city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth gwas filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, hBlessed art thou iamong women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And jwhence is this to me, that the mother of jjmy Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And kblessed is she ||that believed: kkfor there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

46  And Mary said,

lMy soul doth mmagnify the Lord,

47  And nmy spirit hath rejoiced in oGod my Saviour.

48  For phe hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:

For, behold, from henceforth qall generations shall rcall me blessed.

49  For he that is mighty shath done to me tgreat things;

And uholy is his name.

50  And xhis mercy is on them that fear him

From generation to generation.

51  yHe hath shewed strength with his arm;

zHe hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52  aHe hath put down bthe mighty from their seats,

And exalted them of low degree.

53  cHe hath filled the hungry with good things;

And the rich he hath dsent empty away.

54  He hath eholpen his servant Israel,

fIn remembrance of his mercy;

55  gAs he spake to our fathers,

To Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

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