Annunciation to Mary
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to
a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose
name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And
he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."
But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting
this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you
have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and
bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be
called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the
throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How
can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit
will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of
God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived
a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren.
For nothing will be impossible with God." Then Mary said, "Here am I,
the servant of the Lord; let it be with according to your word."
Then the angel departed from her.
LUKE I :26-38 (REV. STANDARD VERSION)
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Biblia Pauperum Facsimile from the British Library #1454. (Cover)
Biblia Pauperum Facsimile from the British Library #1454.
Cover of Biblia Pauperum Facsimile from the Vatican Library
Biblia Pauperum Facsimile from the Vatican Library #F1371.
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