Luke 1: 26-45

Luke 1: 26-45


And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into the city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.  And the angel being come in, said unto her, Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God


Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son;  and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end.  And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore the Holy that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.


And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out  with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And  blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible

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