B. His Conception
26 And in the sixth month the angel aGabriel was sent from God to a city of 1Galilee named bNazareth,
27 To a avirgin engaged to a man named bJoseph, of the house of 1cDavid; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And he came to her and said, Rejoice, you who have been graced! The Lord is awith 1you.
29 And she was greatly troubled at this saying and began reasoning what kind of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, Do anot be afraid, Mary, for you have found bgrace with God.
31 And behold, you will aconceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name 1bJesus.
32 He will be agreat and will be called bSon of the 1cMost High; and the Lord God will give to Him the dthrone of 2eDavid His father,
33 And He will 1reign over the house of Jacob aforever, and of His 2kingdom there will be bno end.
34 But Mary said to the angel, How will this be, since I have not known a man?
35 And the angel answered and said to her, The 1Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the aMost High will 2overshadow you; therefore also the 3bholy thing which is born will be called the cSon of God.
36 And behold, Elizabeth your relative, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who is called barren,
37 Because no word will be 1aimpossible 2with God.
38 And Mary said, Behold, the slave of the Lord. May it happen to me according to your word. And the aangel departed from her.
39 And Mary rose up in those days and went to the ahill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
40 And entered into the house of Zachariah and greeted Elizabeth.
41 And when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the 1baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the aHoly Spirit.
42 And she lifted up her voice with a loud cry and said, 1aBlessed are you among women, and blessed is the 2bfruit of your womb!
43 And how has this happened to me, that the mother of my 1aLord should come to me?
44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby leaped with exultation in my womb.
45 1And blessed is she who has 2abelieved, because there will be a 3completion of the things spoken to her from the Lord.
46 And Mary said, 1My asoul 2bmagnifies the Lord,
47 And my aspirit 1has bexulted in God my cSavior;
48 Because He has alooked upon the low estate of His slave. For behold, from now on all generations will count me bblessed,
49 Because the 1aMighty One has done bgreat things for me, and choly is His name.
50 And His 1amercy is unto bgenerations and generations, unto those who cfear Him.
51 He has exercised might with His aarm; He has scattered those who are bproud in the understanding of their heart.
52 He has brought down apotentates from thrones and has bexalted the chumble;
53 The ahungry He has filled with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has upheld Israel His aservant to bremember mercy,
55 Even 1as He spoke to our fathers, to aAbraham and to his seed forever.
56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.