Luke 1:21-38 New King James Version

21  And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he lingered so long in the temple. 22  But when he came out, he could not speak to them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned to them and remained speechless. 23  And so it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. 24  Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, 25  "Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people."

Jesus' Birth Foretold

26  Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27  to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28  And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" [1] 29  But when she saw him, [2] she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30  Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." 34  Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" 35  And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36  Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37  For with God nothing will be impossible." 38  Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Footnotes

[1] 1:28 NU-Text omits blessed are you among women.

[2] 1:29 NU-Text omits when she saw him.

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