"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you 1shall name Him Jesus.
"He will be great and will be called the Son of 2the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him 3the throne of His father David;
4and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, 5and His kingdom will have no end."
Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin ?"
The angel answered and said to her, "6The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of 7the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason 8the holy Child shall be called 9the Son of God.
"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
"For 10nothing will be impossible with God."
And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to 11the hill country, to a city of Judah,
and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was 12filled with the Holy Spirit.