But the angel said to him, “ Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.
and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
The Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.”
Then the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and give birth to a son.
It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, “ Because I have asked him of the Lord.”
The Lord visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the Lord.
Then he said, “ At this season next year you will embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.”
He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation.
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz;
Then he said to me, “ Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.
And the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not your God.”
She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “ Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
The angel said to the women, “ Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
And he *said to them, “ Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.
The angel said to her, “ Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
But his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but he shall be called John.”
And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.”