But she 1was veryperplexed at this statement, and kept ponderingwhatkind of salutationthis was.
The angelsaid to her, "2Do not be afraid, Mary ; for you have foundfavor with God.
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you 3shall name Him Jesus.
"He will be great and will be called the Son of 4the MostHigh ; and the LordGod will give Him 5the throne of His fatherDavid ;
336and He will reignover the house of Jacobforever, 7and His kingdom will have noend."
34Marysaid to the angel, "Howacan this be, since I bam a virgin ?"
The angelanswered and said to her, "8The HolySpirit will come upon you, and the power of 9the MostHigh will overshadow you; and for that reason10the cholyChild shall be called11the Son of God.
"And behold, even your relativeElizabeth has alsoconceived a son in her oldage ; and dshe who was calledbarren is now in her sixthmonth.
"For e12nothing will be impossible with God."
And Marysaid, "Behold, the fbondslave of the Lord ; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angeldeparted from her.