Highly favoured (kecaritwmenh). Perfect passive participle of caritow and means endowed with grace (cari), enriched with grace as in Ephesians 1:6 , non ut mater gratiae, sed ut filia gratiae (Bengel). The Vulgate gratiae plena "is right, if it means 'full of grace which thou hast received'; wrong, if it means 'full of grace which thou hast to bestow"' (Plummer). The oldest MSS. do not have "Blessed art thou among women" here, but in verse Ephesians 42 .