Luke 1:30

30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!

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 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you! ”
29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.
30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.