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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Luke 1:26–56

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Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel aGabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called bNazareth,

27 to aa virgin 1engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, bof the 2descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was 3Mary.

28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, 1favored one! The Lord 2is with you.”

29 But she awas very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.

30 The angel said to her, “aDo not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.

31 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you ashall name Him Jesus.

32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of athe Most High; and the Lord God will give Him bthe throne of His father David;

33 aand He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, band His kingdom will have no end.”

34 Mary said to the angel, “How 1can this be, since I 2am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered and said to her, “aThe Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of bthe Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason cthe 1holy Child shall be called dthe Son of God.

36 “And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and 1she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.

37 “For 1anothing will be impossible with God.”

38 And 1Mary said, “Behold, the 2bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 Now 1at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to athe hill country, to a city of Judah,

40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was afilled with the Holy Spirit.

42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

43 “And 1how has it happened to me, that the mother of amy Lord would come to me?

44 “For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.

45 “And ablessed is she who 1believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her 2by the Lord.”

The Magnificat

46 And Mary said:

aMy soul 1bexalts the Lord,

47 And amy spirit has rejoiced in bGod my Savior.

48 “For aHe has had regard for the humble state of His 1bondslave;

For behold, from this time on all generations will count me bblessed.

49 “For the Mighty One has done great things for me;

And holy is His name.

50 “aAnd His mercy is 1upon generation after generation

Toward those who fear Him.

51 “aHe has done 1mighty deeds with His arm;

He has scattered those who were proud in the 2thoughts of their heart.

52 “He has brought down rulers from their thrones,

And has aexalted those who were humble.

53 “aHe has filled the hungry with good things;

And sent away the rich empty-handed.

54 “He has given help to Israel His servant,

1In remembrance of His mercy,

55 aAs He spoke to our fathers,

bTo Abraham and his 1descendants forever.”

56 And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.

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Or betrothed; i.e. the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night. More legal than engagement

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Lit house

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Gr Mariam; i.e. Heb Mariam; so throughout Luke

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Or Woman richly blessed

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Or be

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Lit will

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Lit know no man

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Lit the holy thing begotten

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Lit this is the sixth month to her who

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Lit not any word

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Gr Mariam; i.e. Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke

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I.e. female slave

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Lit in these days

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Lit from where this to me

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Or believed, because there will be

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Lit from

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Lit makes great

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I.e. female slave

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Lit unto generations and generations

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Lit might

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Lit thought, attitude

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Lit So as to remember

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Lit seed