But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid,1 Mary, you have found favor with God.2
You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.3
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.4 The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,5
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom6 will never end."7
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