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4 Bible Verses about Mary

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Choice » Wise choice, examples of » Mary

Luke 10:42

but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.

Conception » Miraculous » Mary

Matthew 1:20

but while he pondered on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary, thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:31-35

and behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for the ages, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end. read more.
But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of the Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God.

Devout mothers » Mary

Gabriel » Appeared to » Mary

Luke 1:26-29

But in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent of God to a city of Galilee, of which the name was Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, thou favoured one! the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. read more.
But she, seeing the angel, was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be.

Glorifying God » Exemplified » Mary » Mother of jesus

Godly ancestry » Devout mothers » Mary

Home » Devout mothers » Mary

Joy » Holy--exemplified » Mary » Mother of jesus

Love » Instances of love for jesus » Mary

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.

Matthew 26:6-13

But Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house, a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table. But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end was this waste? read more.
for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor. But Jesus knowing it said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me. For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying. Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

John 12:3-8

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. One of his disciples therefore, Judas son of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says, Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? read more.
But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and carried what was put into it. Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial; for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

Mary » Characteristics of » Magdalene

Mark 15:47

And Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was put.

Matthew 28:1

Now late on sabbath, as it was the dusk of the next day after sabbath, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary to look at the sepulchre.

Luke 8:2

and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

Matthew 27:56

among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

More verses: John 20:18

Mary » Showed her gratitude » Of bethany

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.

John 11:32

Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, seeing him, fell at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

John 11:1

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

John 11:20

Martha then, when she heard Jesus is coming, went to meet him; but Mary sat in the house.

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » Mother of james

Luke 24:10

Now it was Mary of Magdala, and Johanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, who told these things to the apostles.

Mark 15:40

And there were women also looking on from afar off, among whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mark 15:47-1

And Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was put. And the sabbath being now past, Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought aromatic spices that they might come and embalm him.

Mary » Sister of lazarus » Anoints jesus

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

John 11:2

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

Mark 14:3-9

And when he was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he lay at table, there came a woman having an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly; and having broken the alabaster flask, she poured it out upon his head. And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying, Why has this waste been made of the ointment? for this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they spoke very angrily at her. read more.
But Jesus said, Let her alone; why do ye trouble her? she has wrought a good work as to me; for ye have the poor always with you, and whenever ye would ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. What she could she has done. She has beforehand anointed my body for the burial. And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, what this woman has done shall be also spoken of for a memorial of her.

Matthew 26:7-13

a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table. But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end was this waste? for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor. read more.
But Jesus knowing it said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me. For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying. Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Mary » Magdalene » Present at the crucifixion

John 20:1

And on the first day of the week Mary of Magdala comes in early morn to the tomb, while it was still dark, and sees the stone taken away from the tomb.

Matthew 27:56

among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark 15:40

And there were women also looking on from afar off, among whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

John 20:11-13

But Mary stood at the tomb weeping without. As therefore she wept, she stooped down into the tomb, and beholds two angels sitting in white garments, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? She says to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

Mary » Magdalene » Recognizes jesus after the resurrection

Matthew 28:8-10

And going out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to bring his disciples word. And as they went to bring his disciples word, behold also, Jesus met them, saying, Hail! And they coming up took him by the feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus says to them, Fear not; go, bring word to my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there they shall see me.

John 20:14-18

Having said these things she turned backward and beholds Jesus standing there, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus says to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus says to her, Mary. She, turning round, says to him in Hebrew, Rabboni, which means Teacher. read more.
Jesus says 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 of Magdala comes bringing word to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

Mary » Sister of mary the mother of jesus, and wife of cleophas » Mother of james and joses

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Matthew 27:56

among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark 15:40

And there were women also looking on from afar off, among whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mary » The mother of jesus » Seeks jesus when he is teaching in a house

Mark 3:31

And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without sent to him calling him.

Luke 8:19

And his mother and his brethren came to him, and could not get to him because of the crowd.

Matthew 12:46-47

But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren are standing without, seeking to speak to thee.

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » Mother of mark

Colossians 4:10

Aristarchus my fellow-captive salutes you, and Mark, Barnabas's cousin, concerning whom ye have received orders, (if he come to you, receive him,)

Acts 12:12

And having become clearly conscious in himself, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was surnamed Mark, where were many gathered together and praying.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » By her presence at the sepulchre

Matthew 28:1

Now late on sabbath, as it was the dusk of the next day after sabbath, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary to look at the sepulchre.

Matthew 27:61

But Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulchre.

Mary » The mother of jesus

Luke 1:26-38

But in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent of God to a city of Galilee, of which the name was Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, thou favoured one! the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. read more.
But she, seeing the angel, was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God; and behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for the ages, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end. But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of the Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her that was called barren: for nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Matthew 1:16

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

Luke 2:5-19

to be inscribed in the census roll with Mary who was betrothed to him as his wife, she being great with child. And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth to her child were fulfilled, and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in swaddling-clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. read more.
And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And lo, an angel of the Lord was there by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared with great fear. And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I announce to you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people; for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign to you: ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and lying in a manger. 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 pleasure in men. And it came to pass, as the angels departed from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us make our way then now as far as Bethlehem, and let us see this thing that is 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 manger; and having seen it they made known about the country the thing which had been said to them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at the things said to them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things in her mind, pondering them in her heart.

Mary » Sister of mary the mother of jesus, and wife of cleophas » At the gravesite of jesus

Mark 15:47

And Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was put.

Matthew 27:61

But Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulchre.

Mary » Mother of mark and sister of barnabas

Colossians 4:10

Aristarchus my fellow-captive salutes you, and Mark, Barnabas's cousin, concerning whom ye have received orders, (if he come to you, receive him,)

Acts 12:12

And having become clearly conscious in himself, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was surnamed Mark, where were many gathered together and praying.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Prophecies concerning

Luke 2:35

(and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that the thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.

Mary » Magdalene » Possessed of devils, delivered by jesus

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.

Mary » Sister of mary the mother of jesus, and wife of cleophas » Assists in preparing the corpse of jesus for burial

Mark 16:1

And the sabbath being now past, Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought aromatic spices that they might come and embalm him.

Matthew 28:1

Now late on sabbath, as it was the dusk of the next day after sabbath, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary to look at the sepulchre.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » Given a wonderful revelation

John 20:11-18

But Mary stood at the tomb weeping without. As therefore she wept, she stooped down into the tomb, and beholds two angels sitting in white garments, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? She says to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. read more.
Having said these things she turned backward and beholds Jesus standing there, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus says to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus says to her, Mary. She, turning round, says to him in Hebrew, Rabboni, which means Teacher. Jesus says 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 of Magdala comes bringing word to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » By ministering to Christ

Mark 15:40-41

And there were women also looking on from afar off, among whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him and ministered to him; and many others who came up with him to Jerusalem.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Present at the cross

John 19:25-27

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Jesus therefore, seeing his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, says to his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then he says unto the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Mary » Characteristics of » Faith and piety

Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. read more.
For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name; and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him. He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart. He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty. He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » A roman disciple

Romans 16:6

Salute Maria, who laboured much for you.

Mary » Sister of lazarus » Sits at jesus' feet for instruction

Luke 10:38-42

And it came to pass as they went that he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman, Martha by name, received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word. Now Martha was distracted with much serving, and coming up she said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Speak to her therefore that she may help me. read more.
But Jesus answering said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.

Mary » The women immortalized by Christ characteristics of » Quiet resignation

John 11:20

Martha then, when she heard Jesus is coming, went to meet him; but Mary sat in the house.

Mary » The women immortalized by Christ characteristics of » Spiritual receptivity

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.

Mary » The women immortalized by Christ characteristics of » Spiritual insight

Luke 10:42

but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » For comfort

John 11:32

Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, seeing him, fell at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » For instruction

Luke 10:39

And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » By her presence at the cross

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Chlidhood » Jesus

Luke 2:48-51

And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed. And he said to them, Why is it that ye have sought me? did ye not know that I ought to be occupied in my Father's business? And they understood not the thing that he said to them. read more.
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Is present with jesus at a marriage feast in cana of galilee

John 2:1-10

And on the third day a marriage took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also, and his disciples, were invited to the marriage. And wine being deficient, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine. read more.
Jesus says to her, What have I to do with thee, woman? mine hour has not yet come. His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do. Now there were standing there six stone water-vessels, according to the purification of the Jews, holding two or three measures each. Jesus says to them, Fill the water-vessels with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he says to them, Draw out now, and carry it to the feast-master. And they carried it. But when the feast-master had tasted the water which had been made wine (and knew not whence it was, but the servants knew who drew the water), the feast-master calls the bridegroom, and says to him, Every man sets on first the good wine, and when men have well drunk, then the inferior; thou hast kept the good wine till now.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Visits her cousin, elisabeth

Luke 1:39-56

And Mary, rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, as Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, read more.
and cried out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped with joy in my womb. And blessed is she that has believed, for there shall be a fulfilment of the things spoken to her from the Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name; and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him. He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart. He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty. He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.

Mary » Characteristics of » Maternal confidence

John 2:3-5

And wine being deficient, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine. Jesus says to her, What have I to do with thee, woman? mine hour has not yet come. His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do.

Mary » Characteristics of » Maternal love

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Mary » Sister of lazarus » Beloved of jesus

John 11:1

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

Mary » Three times at Christ's feet » For service

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » Was the first person to whom Christ appeared after his resurrection

Mary » The mother of jesus » Is committed to the care of john

John 19:27

Then he says unto the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Mary » Characteristics of » Spiritual mindedness

Mary » Characteristics of » Submission

Mary » Sister of mary the mother of jesus, and wife of cleophas

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

Mary » Sister of mary the mother of jesus, and wife of cleophas » A witness of the resurrection

Luke 24:10

Now it was Mary of Magdala, and Johanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, who told these things to the apostles.

Mary » Life summarized » Recipient of a great salvation

Luke 8:2

and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

Mary » The mother of jesus » Lives with the disciples in jerusalem

Mary » A Christian » Christian women

Romans 16:6

Salute Maria, who laboured much for you.

Mothers » Devout » Mary

Obedience » Instances of » Mary

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Mary

Matthew 12:46

But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

John 19:25

And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

John 2:5

His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do.

Luke 2:48

And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed.

Religion » Devout mothers » Mary

Rising » Instances of » Mary

Luke 24:1

But on the morrow of the sabbath, very early indeed in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the aromatic spices which they had prepared.

Mark 16:2

And very early on the first day of the week they come to the sepulchre, the sun having risen.

The favor of God » Exemplified » Mary » Mother of jesus

Luke 1:28

And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, thou favoured one! the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women.

Luke 1:30

And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God;

Wise » Choice, examples of » Mary

Luke 10:42

but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.

Women » As poets » Mary

Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. read more.
For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name; and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him. He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart. He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty. He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Women » Good » Mary

Luke 1:26-38

But in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent of God to a city of Galilee, of which the name was Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, thou favoured one! the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. read more.
But she, seeing the angel, was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God; and behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for the ages, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end. But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of the Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her that was called barren: for nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Romans 16:6

Salute Maria, who laboured much for you.