Mary in the Bible

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which means, "God with us." When Joseph got up from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary as his wife.

He made Mary his wife, but did not live with her as her husband until after the birth of her son; and to this son he gave the name Jesus.

He then left them and went out of the city [of Jerusalem] to Bethany [Note: This was a small village near Bethphage] and stayed there [i.e., probably at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. See John 11:1].

who taking down the body, wrapped it in a fine linnen cloth, which he had bought, and laid it in a sepulchre, which was hewn out of a rock, and roll'd a stone for a door to the sepulchre: and Mary Magdalene,

So they went out, and ran from the tomb, for they were trembling and amazed; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid??9 Now after his resurrection, early on the first day of the week he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons.

When they heard that he was alive and that he had been seen by her, they refused to believe Mary.

Mary was much disturbed at his words, and was wondering to herself what such a greeting could mean,

Then she spoke out in a loud voice and said, " [Mary], you are [truly] blessed [from] among [all] women, and the child you will bear [i.e., Jesus] is blessed [as well].

And she who [has] believed [the promises made by the Lord] is [truly] blessed, for the things which have been spoken to her [i.e., to Mary] by the Lord will [indeed] be fulfilled."

When He was eight days old and it was time to circumcise Him, He was named Jesus, the name given by the angel before Mary had conceived Him.

When the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,

And he was led by the Holy Spirit into the Temple, and when Joseph and Mary brought the baby Jesus in, so they could do to Him what was customary under the law of Moses,

And while his father and mother were marveling at the words that were spoken concerning him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother.

and thus reveal the thoughts of many hearts. Yes, and a sword will cut you [Mary] to the heart [i.e., causing you inward pain]."

After doing everything required by the Law of the Lord, Joseph and Mary returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.

And Jesus was about thirty years old when He began to teach. (It was assumed that) He was the son of Joseph, who was the [legal] son of Heli [Note: A lineage through Jesus' mother Mary follows:]

It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.

"Yes, Lord," she said, "I do believe you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world" ??28 and with these words she went off to call her sister Mary, telling her secretly, "The Teacher is here, and he is calling for you."

There Mary and Martha prepared a meal for Jesus. Martha served it while Lazarus was among those who reclined at the table with Him. [Note: See Matt. 23:6].

then the other disciple, who arriv'd first, went into the cave likewise, and he saw, and believed what Mary had said.

They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" Mary replied, "They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!"

"Why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" he asked. Supposing him to be the gardener, Mary answered: "If it was you, Sir, who carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away myself."

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not ascended to the Father yet [Note: Apparently Jesus was discouraging Mary from embracing Him in worship as was done in Matt. 28:9, and thereby causing a delay of when the rest of the disciples would learn of His resurrection], but go to my brothers and tell them [I said] 'I am [about] to ascend to my Father and to your Father, and to my God and your God.'"

(But what does "He ascended" mean if not that He also [first] descended to the lower parts of the earth [i.e., to the earth below]? [Note: Of the three principal interpretations given to this verse: a) Christ descended to earth, b) Christ descended to the grave, c) Christ descended to Mary's womb. The first is to be preferred. See John 3:13; 6:38, 62].

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one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.


But while he was thinking of these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take home Mary your wife; for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

But Jesus Christ was begotten thus: After his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.

And behold, you shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. read more.
But Mary said to the angel: How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for which reason, also, that which is begotten, being holy, shall be called the Son of God.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin be trothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the angel came into her presence, and said: Hail, graciously accepted: the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. read more.
And she was perplexed at his words, and reasoned, what this salutation could mean.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior;


And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word.

When Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to him a woman who had an alabaster box of very costly ointment; and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. But when his disciples saw it, they were displeased, and said: For what purpose was this waste? read more.
For this could have been sold for much, and given to the poor. Jesus perceived it, and said to them: Why do you trouble the woman? For she has performed a good work upon me. For you have the poor always with you, but me you have not always. For in pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment. Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, who was about to deliver him up: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor? read more.
But he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the purse, and took what was put in it. Then Jesus said: Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of my burial. For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always.


Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.

And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

And after the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the sepulcher.

and also certain women that had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons,

Among these was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mary Magdalen came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.


Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment.

And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word.

Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died.

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus, of Bethany, the village of Mary and Martha her sister.

Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went out to meet him; but Mary sat still in the house.


It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, that told these things to the apostles.

And there were, at a distance, women also, looking on; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome;

And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. And when the sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.


Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment.

It was the Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

And while he was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table, there came a woman that had an alabaster box of ointment of pure nard, very costly; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head. And some of them were displeased within themselves, and said: For what purpose was this waste of the ointment? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her. read more.
But Jesus said: Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good work on me. For you have the poor with you always; and whenever you choose, you can do them good; but me you have not always. She has done what she could; she has come beforehand to anoint my body for its burial. Verily I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told, for a memorial of her.

there came to him a woman who had an alabaster box of very costly ointment; and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. But when his disciples saw it, they were displeased, and said: For what purpose was this waste? For this could have been sold for much, and given to the poor. read more.
Jesus perceived it, and said to them: Why do you trouble the woman? For she has performed a good work upon me. For you have the poor always with you, but me you have not always. For in pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.


And early on the first day of the week, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

Among these was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

And there were, at a distance, women also, looking on; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome;

But Mary stood without near the tomb, weeping; and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb, and saw two angels in white raiment, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the foot, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they said to her: Woman, why do you weep? She said to them: They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.


Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.

And they went out quickly from the sepulcher, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And as they were going to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying: Hail! And they came and laid hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not; go, tell my brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me.

Having said this, she turned back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her: "Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? Supposing that it was the gardener, she said to him: Sir, if you have taken him hence, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus said to her: Mary. She turned, and said to him: Rabboni; which is, translated, Teacher. read more.
Jesus said to her: Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Mary Magdalen came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Among these was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

And there were, at a distance, women also, looking on; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome;


His mother and his brothers came, therefore, and standing without, sent to him, and called him.

And his mother and his brothers came to him, but were not able to get near him on account of the multitude.

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak to him. And some one said to him: Behold, your mother and your brothers stand without, desiring to speak to you.


Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, salutes you, and so does Marcus the nephew of Barnabas, concerning whom you received commandments; if he come to you, receive him;

And being aware of his condition, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, who is surnamed Mark, where many had met together, and were praying.


And after the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the sepulcher.

And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.


And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin be trothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the angel came into her presence, and said: Hail, graciously accepted: the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. read more.
And she was perplexed at his words, and reasoned, what this salutation could mean. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. But Mary said to the angel: How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for which reason, also, that which is begotten, being holy, shall be called the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth your kinswoman, even she has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren; for nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.

Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

to be enrolled with Mary his be trothed wife, who was with child. And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for her to be delivered were completed; and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swathing-clothes, and laid him in the stable, because there was no place for them in the inn. read more.
And there were in the same country shepherds, living in the open field, and guarding their flock by night. And, behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were greatly afraid. And the angel said to them: Be not afraid; for, behold, I bring you good news of great joy, which shall be for all people. For there is born for you this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be to you the sign: you will find the babe wrapped in swathing-clothes, and lying in a stable. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men. And it came to pass, that, after the angels had gone away into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us now go to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the stable. And after they had seen it, they made known every where the words that had been spoken to them of this child. And all that heard, wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things in her mind, and pondered them in her heart.


And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.


Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, salutes you, and so does Marcus the nephew of Barnabas, concerning whom you received commandments; if he come to you, receive him;

And being aware of his condition, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, who is surnamed Mark, where many had met together, and were praying.



(and a sword shall pierce through your own soul,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.


Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.

and also certain women that had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him from their means.


And when the sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And after the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the sepulcher.


But Mary stood without near the tomb, weeping; and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb, and saw two angels in white raiment, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the foot, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they said to her: Woman, why do you weep? She said to them: They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. read more.
Having said this, she turned back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her: "Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? Supposing that it was the gardener, she said to him: Sir, if you have taken him hence, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus said to her: Mary. She turned, and said to him: Rabboni; which is, translated, Teacher. Jesus said to her: Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Mary Magdalen came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.


And there were, at a distance, women also, looking on; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome; who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and many other women, who had come up with him to Jerusalem.


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. Then Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, said to his mother: Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed; read more.
for He that is Mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name: and his mercy is from generation to generation upon those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in the understanding of their hearts. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped Israel his servant, (as he spoke to our fathers,) by remembering his mercy to Abraham and to his posterity forever.


Salute Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.


And it came to pass, as they continued their journey, that he entered a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word. But Martha made herself busy with much serving; and she came to him, and said: Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her, therefore, that she help me. read more.
But Jesus answered and said to her: Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things: one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.


Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went out to meet him; but Mary sat still in the house.


And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word.


one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.


Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died.


And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word.


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.


And when they saw him they were amazed. And his mother said to him: Child, why have you acted thus toward us? Be hold, your father and I have sought for you in sorrow. And he said to them: Why did you seek for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house? And they did not understand the words which he spoke to them. read more.
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. And his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.


And on the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage. And the wine having failed, the mother of Jesus said to him: They have no wine. read more.
Jesus said to her: Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do. Now, according to the Jewish custom of purifying, six water-pots of stone had been set there, containing each two or three baths. Jesus said to them: Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them to the brim. And he said to them: Draw out now, and carry it to the governor of the feast. And they carried it. When the governor of the feast had tasted the water that had been made wine, (and he knew not whence it was, but the servants that had drawn the water knew,) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and said to him: Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is inferior; but you have kept the good wino till now.


And Mary arose in those days, and went with haste into the mountainous country, into a city of Judah; and she came into the house of Zachariah, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, that the babe in her womb leaped for joy. read more.
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke with a loud voice, and said: Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, behold, when the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of the things which were spoken to her from the Lord. And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed; for He that is Mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name: and his mercy is from generation to generation upon those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in the understanding of their hearts. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped Israel his servant, (as he spoke to our fathers,) by remembering his mercy to Abraham and to his posterity forever. And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her own house.


And the wine having failed, the mother of Jesus said to him: They have no wine. Jesus said to her: Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do.


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.


Now, Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus, of Bethany, the village of Mary and Martha her sister.


Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment.


Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.


Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.


And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. And his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.


And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.


It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, that told these things to the apostles.


and also certain women that had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons,


All these, with one mind, continued in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.


Salute Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.


While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak to him.

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.

His mother said to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do.

And when they saw him they were amazed. And his mother said to him: Child, why have you acted thus toward us? Be hold, your father and I have sought for you in sorrow.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,


And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared; and with them came certain others.

And very early, on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they came to the sepulcher.


And the angel came into her presence, and said: Hail, graciously accepted: the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.

And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God.


one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed; read more.
for He that is Mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name: and his mercy is from generation to generation upon those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in the understanding of their hearts. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped Israel his servant, (as he spoke to our fathers,) by remembering his mercy to Abraham and to his posterity forever.


And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin be trothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the angel came into her presence, and said: Hail, graciously accepted: the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. read more.
And she was perplexed at his words, and reasoned, what this salutation could mean. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. But Mary said to the angel: How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for which reason, also, that which is begotten, being holy, shall be called the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth your kinswoman, even she has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren; for nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.

Salute Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.