Mary in the Bible

Meaning: rebellionpar

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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 when they [Joseph and Mary] saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Here Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You [distressed and tormented].

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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But there is actual need of few things, really of only one thing. For Mary has chosen the good portion which must not be taken away from her."


But just as this thought occurred to him, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Joseph, descendant of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for it is through the influence of the Holy Spirit that she has become an expectant mother.

Now the birth of Christ Jesus occurred under these conditions: After His mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, but before they had lived together, she was found to be an expectant mother through the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Listen! You will become pregnant and bear a son, and you must name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His reign will have no end." read more.
But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no husband?" Then the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and so your child will be called holy, the Son of God.


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin there engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. So the angel came to her home and said, "Congratulations, you highly favored woman! The Lord be with you!" read more.
But she was agitated at what he said, and began to ponder what this greeting meant.


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


my spirit exults in God my Saviour;


She had a sister named Mary who took her seat at the Lord's feet, and remained listening to His message.

When Jesus came back to Bethany, to the home of Simon the leper, a woman with an alabaster bottle of very costly perfume came up to Him while He was at table and poured it upon His head. When the disciples saw it, they were very indignant, and said, "Why such waste? read more.
Surely it could have been sold for a large sum and the money given to the poor." But Jesus, because He understood them, said to them, "Why do you embarrass the woman? She has done a good deed to me, for you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. For in putting this perfume on my body she has done it to prepare me for my burial. I solemnly say to you, all over the world wherever this good news is proclaimed, the good deed that she has done will be told, in memory of her."

Then Mary took a pound of expensive perfume, made of the purest oil, and poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair; and the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was going to betray Him, said, "Why was this perfume not sold for sixty dollars and the money given to the poor?" read more.
He said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and as the carrier of the purse for the Twelve he was in the habit of taking what was put into it. Then Jesus said, "Let her alone; let her keep it for the day of my funeral, for you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."


Now after He had risen, early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom He had driven seven demons.

And Mary of Magdala and Mary, Joses' mother, were looking on to see where He was put.

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to get a look at the tomb.

and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary, who was called Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had gone,

among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had told her this.


Then Mary took a pound of expensive perfume, made of the purest oil, and poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair; and the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

She had a sister named Mary who took her seat at the Lord's feet, and remained listening to His message.

When Mary came where Jesus was and saw Him, she threw herself at His feet, and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."

Now a man was sick; it was Lazarus who lived in Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet Him, but Mary stayed at home.


They were Mary of Magdala and Joanna, and Mary, James's mother, who, with the other women, reported these things to the apostles.

Now several women were there looking on from a distance, among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome,

And Mary of Magdala and Mary, Joses' mother, were looking on to see where He was put. When the Sabbath had ended, Mary of Magdala, Mary, James's mother, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint Him.


Then Mary took a pound of expensive perfume, made of the purest oil, and poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair; and the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

It was the Mary who poured the perfume upon the Lord and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

While He was in Bethany, He was a guest in the home of Simon the leper, and as He was sitting at table, a woman came in with an alabaster bottle of pure nard perfume, very costly; she broke the bottle and poured the perfume on His head. But some of the guests were indignantly saying to themselves, "Why was such a waste of the perfume made? It might have been sold for more than sixty dollars, and the money have been given to the poor." So they kept on grumbling at her. read more.
But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you embarrass her? She has done a good deed to me. For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you please you can do them good, but you will not always have me. She has done all she could; she has beforehand perfumed my body for my burial. I solemnly say to you, all over the world wherever this good news is proclaimed, the deed that she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

a woman with an alabaster bottle of very costly perfume came up to Him while He was at table and poured it upon His head. When the disciples saw it, they were very indignant, and said, "Why such waste? Surely it could have been sold for a large sum and the money given to the poor." read more.
But Jesus, because He understood them, said to them, "Why do you embarrass the woman? She has done a good deed to me, for you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. For in putting this perfume on my body she has done it to prepare me for my burial. I solemnly say to you, all over the world wherever this good news is proclaimed, the good deed that she has done will be told, in memory of her."


On the first day of the week, very early in the morning while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb, and she saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Now several women were there looking on from a distance, among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome,

But Mary stood just outside the tomb and kept weeping. So, as she was weeping, she stooped down and peered into the tomb and saw seated there two angels in white robes, one at the head, one at the feet, where Jesus' body had lain. And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have put Him."


Now after He had risen, early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom He had driven seven demons.

So off they hurried from the tomb, frightened and yet in ecstasy, and ran to break the news to His disciples. Then Jesus met them Himself, and said, "Good morning!" And they went up to Him and clasped His feet, and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go, tell my brothers to go back to Galilee, and there they will see me."

On saying this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Because she supposed it was the gardener, she said to Him, "If it was you, sir, who carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will remove Him." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" At once she turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" which means Teacher. read more.
Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to me so, for I have not yet gone up to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them that I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had told her this.


Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Now several women were there looking on from a distance, among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome,


Then His mother and His brothers came. They were standing outside and sent word to call Him.

His mother and His brothers came to see Him, but they could not get in touch with Him, on account of the crowd.

While He was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and His brothers had taken their stand outside, trying hard to get to speak to Him. Omitted Text.


Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, wishes to be remembered to you; and so does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas; if he comes to see you, give him a hearty welcome.

When he became conscious of his situation, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, were a large number of people had met and were praying.


After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to get a look at the tomb.

And Mary of Magdala and the other Mary kept sitting there in front of the tomb.


Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin there engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. So the angel came to her home and said, "Congratulations, you highly favored woman! The Lord be with you!" read more.
But she was agitated at what he said, and began to ponder what this greeting meant. Then the angel said, "Stop being afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Listen! You will become pregnant and bear a son, and you must name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His reign will have no end." But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no husband?" Then the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and so your child will be called holy, the Son of God. And listen! your relative, Elizabeth, has herself too become pregnant, although she is old, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing is ever impossible for God." Then Mary said, "I am the Lord's slave. May what you say take place with me." Then the angel left her.

Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus who is called the Christ.

to register with Mary who was engaged to be married to him and who was an expectant mother. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth, and she bore her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him up and laid Him in a manger, for there was no room for them at the inn. read more.
Now there were some shepherds in the same neighborhood, living in the open fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, so that they were fearfully frightened. But the angel said to them: "Stop being afraid, for now I bring you good tidings of great joy which is to be for all the people; for today, in the town of David, a Saviour for you has been born, who is to be your Messiah and Lord. And this is proof for you: You will find a baby wrapped up and lying in a manger." Then suddenly there appeared with the angel a throng of the heavenly host, praising God and saying: "Glory to God in highest heaven! And peace on earth to men who please him." Then when the angel left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has told us." So they hurried to the place and found Joseph and Mary; also the baby lying in the manger. When they saw this, they informed them of the story that had been told about this child. And all who heard it were astounded at what was told them by the shepherds, but Mary continued to treasure it all up and to ponder it in her heart.


And Mary of Magdala and Mary, Joses' mother, were looking on to see where He was put.

And Mary of Magdala and the other Mary kept sitting there in front of the tomb.


Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, wishes to be remembered to you; and so does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas; if he comes to see you, give him a hearty welcome.

When he became conscious of his situation, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, were a large number of people had met and were praying.



yea, a sword will pierce your heart -- so that the secret purposes of many hearts will be revealed."


Now after He had risen, early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom He had driven seven demons.

and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary, who was called Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had gone, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many other women, who continued to contribute to their needs out of their personal means.


When the Sabbath had ended, Mary of Magdala, Mary, James's mother, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint Him.

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to get a look at the tomb.


But Mary stood just outside the tomb and kept weeping. So, as she was weeping, she stooped down and peered into the tomb and saw seated there two angels in white robes, one at the head, one at the feet, where Jesus' body had lain. And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have put Him." read more.
On saying this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Because she supposed it was the gardener, she said to Him, "If it was you, sir, who carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will remove Him." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" At once she turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to me so, for I have not yet gone up to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them that I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had told her this.


Now several women were there looking on from a distance, among them Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome, who used to accompany Him when He was in Galilee, besides several other women who had come up to Jerusalem with Him.


Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. So Jesus, on seeing His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, "There is your son." Then He said to His disciple, "There is your mother." And from that very hour His disciple took her to his own home.


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord; my spirit exults in God my Saviour; for He has smiled upon His slave in her lowly station, for from this day all ages will count me happy! read more.
For the Almighty has done wonders for me, and holy is His name! He shows His mercy from age to age to those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm. He has scattered those that are proud in the purpose of their hearts. He has dethroned monarchs and exalted the poor. He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. He has helped His servant Israel, so as to remember mercy, as He promised our forefathers, Abraham and his descendants forever."


Remember me to Mary, who has toiled so hard for you.


Now as they were journeying on, He came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who took her seat at the Lord's feet, and remained listening to His message. But Martha was getting worried about having to wait on them so much, so she came up suddenly and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the housework alone? Then tell her to take hold and help me." read more.
The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and vexed about many things. But there is actual need of few things, really of only one thing. For Mary has chosen the good portion which must not be taken away from her."


When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet Him, but Mary stayed at home.


She had a sister named Mary who took her seat at the Lord's feet, and remained listening to His message.


But there is actual need of few things, really of only one thing. For Mary has chosen the good portion which must not be taken away from her."


When Mary came where Jesus was and saw Him, she threw herself at His feet, and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."


She had a sister named Mary who took her seat at the Lord's feet, and remained listening to His message.


Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.


When His parents saw Him, they were utterly amazed, and yet His mother said to Him, "My child, why did you treat us so? Just see how your father and I, in agony of mind, have been searching for you!" Then He said to them, "Why is it that you were searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what He said to them. read more.
So He went back to Nazareth with them and continued to obey them. But His mother continued to treasure up all these sayings in her heart.


Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and His disciples, too, were invited to the wedding. When the wine was all gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no wine!" read more.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have you to do with me? My time to act has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you." Now in accordance with the custom of purification practiced by the Jews, six stone water jars were standing there, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill these jars with water." So they filled them up to the brim. Then He said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the manager of the feast." So they took him some. As soon as the manager tasted the water just turned into wine, without knowing where it came from, although the servants who had drawn the water did know, he called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everybody, as a rule, serves his good wine first, and his poorer wine after people have drunk freely; you have kept the good wine till now."


Now in those days Mary got up and hurried off to the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she went to Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped within her. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, read more.
and with a loud shout she said: "Blessed are you among women, And blessed is your child! Why is this privilege mine, to have the mother of my Lord come to me? For as soon as your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy within me! Blessed is she who has believed, for what is promised to her by the Lord will be fulfilled." Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord; my spirit exults in God my Saviour; for He has smiled upon His slave in her lowly station, for from this day all ages will count me happy! For the Almighty has done wonders for me, and holy is His name! He shows His mercy from age to age to those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm. He has scattered those that are proud in the purpose of their hearts. He has dethroned monarchs and exalted the poor. He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. He has helped His servant Israel, so as to remember mercy, as He promised our forefathers, Abraham and his descendants forever." Now Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned home.


When the wine was all gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no wine!" Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have you to do with me? My time to act has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."


Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.


Now Jesus held in loving esteem Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

Now a man was sick; it was Lazarus who lived in Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.


Then Mary took a pound of expensive perfume, made of the purest oil, and poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair; and the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.


Now after He had risen, early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom He had driven seven demons.


Then He said to His disciple, "There is your mother." And from that very hour His disciple took her to his own home.


So He went back to Nazareth with them and continued to obey them. But His mother continued to treasure up all these sayings in her heart.


Then Mary said, "I am the Lord's slave. May what you say take place with me." Then the angel left her.


Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.


They were Mary of Magdala and Joanna, and Mary, James's mother, who, with the other women, reported these things to the apostles.


and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary, who was called Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had gone,


With one mind they were all continuing to devote themselves to prayer, with the women and Mary and His brothers.


Remember me to Mary, who has toiled so hard for you.


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


Then Mary said, "I am the Lord's slave. May what you say take place with me." Then the angel left her.


While He was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and His brothers had taken their stand outside, trying hard to get to speak to Him.

Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."

When His parents saw Him, they were utterly amazed, and yet His mother said to Him, "My child, why did you treat us so? Just see how your father and I, in agony of mind, have been searching for you!"


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord;


Now on the Sabbath they rested, in accordance with the commandment, but on the first day of the week at early dawn they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.

It was very early, just after the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, when they went to the tomb.


So the angel came to her home and said, "Congratulations, you highly favored woman! The Lord be with you!"

Then the angel said, "Stop being afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.


But there is actual need of few things, really of only one thing. For Mary has chosen the good portion which must not be taken away from her."


Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord; my spirit exults in God my Saviour; for He has smiled upon His slave in her lowly station, for from this day all ages will count me happy! read more.
For the Almighty has done wonders for me, and holy is His name! He shows His mercy from age to age to those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm. He has scattered those that are proud in the purpose of their hearts. He has dethroned monarchs and exalted the poor. He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. He has helped His servant Israel, so as to remember mercy, as He promised our forefathers, Abraham and his descendants forever."


Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin there engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. So the angel came to her home and said, "Congratulations, you highly favored woman! The Lord be with you!" read more.
But she was agitated at what he said, and began to ponder what this greeting meant. Then the angel said, "Stop being afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Listen! You will become pregnant and bear a son, and you must name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His reign will have no end." But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no husband?" Then the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and so your child will be called holy, the Son of God. And listen! your relative, Elizabeth, has herself too become pregnant, although she is old, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing is ever impossible for God." Then Mary said, "I am the Lord's slave. May what you say take place with me." Then the angel left her.

Remember me to Mary, who has toiled so hard for you.