26Now in the sixthmonth the angel1Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galileecalled2Nazareth,
to 3a virginaengaged to a manwhosename was Joseph, 4of the bdescendants of David ; and the virgin'sname was cMary.
And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, dfavored one! The Lordeis with you."
But she 5was veryperplexed at this statement, and kept ponderingwhatkind of salutationthis was.
The angelsaid to her, "6Do not be afraid, Mary ; for you have foundfavor with God.
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you 7shall name Him Jesus.
"He will be great and will be called the Son of 8the MostHigh ; and the LordGod will give Him 9the throne of His fatherDavid ;
3310and He will reignover the house of Jacobforever, 11and His kingdom will have noend."
34Marysaid to the angel, "Howfcan this be, since I gam a virgin ?"
The angelanswered and said to her, "12The HolySpirit will come upon you, and the power of 13the MostHigh will overshadow you; and for that reason14the hholyChild shall be called15the Son of God.
"And behold, even your relativeElizabeth has alsoconceived a son in her oldage ; and ishe who was calledbarren is now in her sixthmonth.
"For j16nothing will be impossible with God."
And Marysaid, "Behold, the kbondslave of the Lord ; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angeldeparted from her.