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.
39Nowlat thistimeMaryarose and went in a hurry to 17the hillcountry, to a city of Judah,
and entered the house of Zacharias and greetedElizabeth.
41WhenElizabethheardMary'sgreeting, the babyleaped in her womb ; and Elizabeth was 18filled with the HolySpirit.
And she cried out with a loudvoice and said, "Blessed are you amongwomen, and blessed is the fruit of your womb !
"And mhow has it happened to me, that the mother of 19my Lord would come to me?
"For behold, when the sound of your greetingreached my ears, the babyleaped in my womb for joy.
"And 20blessed is she who nbelieved that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her oby the Lord."
And Marysaid : "21My soulp22exalts the Lord,
And 23my spirit has rejoiced in 24God my Savior.
"For 25He has hadregard for the humblestate of His qbondslave ; For behold, from thistime on allgenerations will count me 26blessed.
"For the MightyOne has donegreatthings for me; And holy is His name.
"27AND HIS MERCY IS rUPON GENERATIONAFTERGENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
"28He has donesmightydeeds with His arm ; He has scattered those who were proud in the tthoughts of their heart.
"He has broughtdownrulers from their thrones, And has 29exalted those who were humble.
"30HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOODTHINGS ; And sentaway the richempty-handed.
"He has givenhelp to Israel His servant, uIn remembrance of His mercy,
5531As He spoke to our fathers, 32To Abraham and his vdescendantsforever."
And Marystayed with her aboutthreemonths, and then returned to her home.