Luke 1:30

30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for 1you have found favor with God.

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Luke 1:30 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:30

And the angel said unto her,
&c] Observing the consternation and confusion she was in;

fear not, Mary;
he calls her by her name, signifying that she was well known to him, as the saints are to the ministering angels, who are often sent unto them, encamp about them, and do them many good offices; and bids her not be afraid, he had no ill design upon her, nor brought any ill news to her:

for thou has found favour,
or "found grace with God"; and what that particular grace and favour was, is expressed in the following verses.

Luke 1:30 In-Context

28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"
29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

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