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4 Bible Verses about Mary

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Matthew 1:16

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

Luke 2:35

and a sword will pierce your own soul also, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed!"

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Choice » Wise choice, examples of » Mary

Luke 10:42

But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

Conception » Miraculous » Mary

Matthew 1:20

But [as] he was considering these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:31-35

And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob {forever}, and of his kingdom there will be no end. read more.
And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with 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. Therefore also the one to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.

Devout mothers » Mary

Gabriel » Appeared to » Mary

Luke 1:26-29

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee {named} Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man {named} Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin [was] Mary. And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you." read more.
But she was greatly perplexed at the statement, and was pondering what sort of greeting this 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 named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus [and] was listening to his teaching.

Matthew 26:6-13

Now [while] Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him holding an alabaster flask of very expensive perfumed oil, and poured [it] out on his head [while he] was reclining at table. And [when] the disciples saw [it] they were indignant, saying, "{Why} this waste? read more.
For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor!" But Jesus, knowing [this], said to them, "Why do you cause trouble for the woman? For she has done a good deed for me. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me. For [when] this woman poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] in order to prepare me for burial. Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her."

John 12:3-8

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said, "{Why} was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" read more.
(Now he said this not because {he was concerned} about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, he used to steal what was put into [it].) So Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my preparation for burial. For you have the poor with you always, but you do not always have me."

Mary » Characteristics of » Magdalene

Mark 15:47

Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Joses saw where he was placed.

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb.

Luke 8:2

and some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (who was called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out,

Matthew 27:56

among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

More verses: John 20:18

Mary » Showed her gratitude » Of bethany

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Luke 10:39

And {she had} a sister named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus [and] was listening to his teaching.

John 11:32

Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was [and] saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."

John 11:1

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

John 11:20

Now Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house.

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

Luke 24:10

Now Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the [mother] of James and the others with them were telling these [things] to the apostles.

Mark 15:40

And there were also women observing from a distance, among whom [were] Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses, and Salome,

Mark 15:47-1

Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Joses saw where he was placed. And [when] the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome purchased fragrant spices so that they could go [and] anoint him.

Mary » Sister of lazarus » Anoints jesus

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

John 11:2

(Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

Mark 14:3-9

And [while] he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, [as] he was reclining for a meal, a woman came holding an alabaster flask of very costly perfumed oil of genuine nard. [After] breaking the alabaster flask, she poured [it] out on his head. But some were expressing indignation to one another: "Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil? For this perfumed oil could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor!" And they began to scold her. read more.
But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you cause trouble for her? She has done a good deed to me. For the poor you always have with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have me. She has done what she could; {she has anointed my body beforehand} for burial. And truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.

Matthew 26:7-13

a woman came up to him holding an alabaster flask of very expensive perfumed oil, and poured [it] out on his head [while he] was reclining at table. And [when] the disciples saw [it] they were indignant, saying, "{Why} this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor!" read more.
But Jesus, knowing [this], said to them, "Why do you cause trouble for the woman? For she has done a good deed for me. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me. For [when] this woman poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] in order to prepare me for burial. Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her."

Mary » Magdalene » Present at the crucifixion

John 20:1

Now on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, [while it] was still dark, and saw the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

Matthew 27:56

among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark 15:40

And there were also women observing from a distance, among whom [were] Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses, and Salome,

John 20:11-13

But Mary stood outside at the tomb, weeping. Then, while she was weeping, she bent over to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, seated one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been lying. 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!"

Mary » Magdalene » Recognizes jesus after the resurrection

Matthew 28:8-10

And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, [and] ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" And they came up [and] took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid! Go tell my brothers that they should go to Galilee, and there they will see me."

John 20:14-18

[When she] had said these [things], she turned {around} and saw Jesus standing there, and she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" She thought that it was the gardener, [and] said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned around [and] said to him in Aramaic, "Rabboni" (which means "Teacher"). read more.
Jesus said to her, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene came [and] announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and 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

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus.

Matthew 27:56

among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark 15:40

And there were also women observing from a distance, among whom [were] Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses, and Salome,

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

Mark 3:31

And his mother and his brothers arrived, and standing outside, they sent [word] to him to summon him.

Luke 8:19

Now his mother and brothers came to him, and they were not able to meet with him because of the crowd.

Matthew 12:46-47

And [while] he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and brothers were standing there outside, desiring to speak to him. And someone told him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers are standing there outside desiring to speak to you."

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

Colossians 4:10

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions--if he should come to you, welcome him),

Acts 12:12

And [when he] realized [this], he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John (who is also called Mark), where many [people] were gathered together and were praying.

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

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb.

Matthew 27:61

Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

Mary » The mother of jesus

Luke 1:26-38

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee {named} Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man {named} Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin [was] Mary. And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you." read more.
But she was greatly perplexed at the statement, and was pondering what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob {forever}, and of his kingdom there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with 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. Therefore also the one to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth--she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For {nothing will be impossible with God}." So Mary said, "Behold, the Lord's female slave! May it happen to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Matthew 1:16

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

Luke 2:5-19

to be registered together with Mary, who was legally promised in marriage to him [and] was pregnant. And it happened that while they were there, {the time came} for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. read more.
And there were shepherds in the same region, living out of doors and keeping watch, guarding over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and {they were terribly frightened}. And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good news to you of great joy which will be for all the people: that today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. And this will be the sign for you: you will find the baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people {with whom he is pleased}!" And it happened that when the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began to say to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has revealed to us!" And they went hurrying and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. And [when they] saw [it], they made known the statement that had been told to them about this child. And all who heard [it] were astonished concerning what had been said to them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured up all these words, 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

Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Joses saw where he was placed.

Matthew 27:61

Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

Mary » Mother of mark and sister of barnabas

Colossians 4:10

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions--if he should come to you, welcome him),

Acts 12:12

And [when he] realized [this], he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John (who is also called Mark), where many [people] were gathered together and were praying.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Prophecies concerning

Luke 2:35

and a sword will pierce your own soul also, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed!"

Mary » Magdalene » Possessed of devils, delivered by jesus

Luke 8:2-3

and some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (who was called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza (Herod's household manager), and Susanna, and many others who were helping to support them from their possessions.

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 [when] the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome purchased fragrant spices so that they could go [and] anoint him.

Matthew 28:1

Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » Given a wonderful revelation

John 20:11-18

But Mary stood outside at the tomb, weeping. Then, while she was weeping, she bent over to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, seated one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been lying. 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.
[When she] had said these [things], she turned {around} and saw Jesus standing there, and she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" She thought that it was the gardener, [and] said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned around [and] said to him in Aramaic, "Rabboni" (which means "Teacher"). Jesus said to her, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene came [and] announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and he had said these [things] to her.

Mary » Showed her gratitude » By ministering to Christ

Mark 15:40-41

And there were also women observing from a distance, among whom [were] Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses, and Salome, who used to follow him and serve him when he was in Galilee, and many other [women] who went up with him to Jerusalem.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Present at the cross

John 19:25-27

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus. So Jesus, seeing [his] mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, said to [his] mother, "Woman, behold your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her into his own [home].

Mary » Characteristics of » Faith and piety

Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior, because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave, for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed, read more.
because the Mighty [One] has done great [things] for me, and holy [is] his name. And his mercy [is] for generation after generation to those who fear him. He has done a mighty deed with his arm; he has dispersed the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled those who are hungry with good [things], and those who are rich he has sent away empty-handed. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering [his] mercy, just as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants {forever}."

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

Romans 16:6

Greet Mary, who {has worked hard} for you.

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

Luke 10:38-42

Now as they traveled along, he entered into a certain village. And a certain woman {named} Martha welcomed him. And {she had} a sister named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus [and] was listening to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much preparation, so she approached [and] said, "Lord, is it not a concern to you that my sister has left me alone to make preparations? Then tell her that she should help me!" read more.
But the Lord answered [and] said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many [things]! But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

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

John 11:20

Now Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house.

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

Luke 10:39

And {she had} a sister named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus [and] was listening to his teaching.

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

Luke 10:42

But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

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

John 11:32

Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was [and] saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."

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

Luke 10:39

And {she had} a sister named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus [and] was listening to his teaching.

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

John 19:25

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus.

Mary » The mother of jesus » Chlidhood » Jesus

Luke 2:48-51

And [when they] saw him, they were astounded and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I have been searching for you anxiously!" And he said to them, "{Why} were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was necessary [for] me to be in the [house] of my Father?" And they did not understand the statement that he spoke to them. read more.
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was submitting to them. And his mother treasured 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, there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding. And [when the] wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine!" read more.
And Jesus said to her, "What {does your concern have to do with me}, woman? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he says to you, do [it]!" Now six stone water jars were set there, in accordance with the ceremonial cleansing of the Jews, each holding two or three measures. Jesus said to them, "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them to the brim. And he said to them, "Now draw [some] out and take [it] to the head steward. So they took [it]. Now when the head steward tasted the water which had become wine and did not know where it was from--but the servants who had drawn the water knew--the head steward summoned the bridegroom and said to him, "{Everyone} serves the good wine first, and whenever they are drunk, the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

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

Luke 1:39-56

Now in those days Mary set out [and] traveled with haste into the hill country, to a town of Judah, and entered into the house of Zechariah, and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in her womb leaped and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she cried out with a loud shout and said, "Blessed [are] you among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of your womb! And why [is] this [granted] to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy! And blessed [is] she who believed that [there] will be a fulfillment to what was spoken to her from the Lord!" And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior, because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave, for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed, because the Mighty [One] has done great [things] for me, and holy [is] his name. And his mercy [is] for generation after generation to those who fear him. He has done a mighty deed with his arm; he has dispersed the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled those who are hungry with good [things], and those who are rich he has sent away empty-handed. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering [his] mercy, just as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants {forever}." And Mary stayed with her about three months, and returned to her home.

Mary » Characteristics of » Maternal confidence

John 2:3-5

And [when the] wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine!" And Jesus said to her, "What {does your concern have to do with me}, woman? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he says to you, do [it]!"

Mary » Characteristics of » Maternal love

John 19:25

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus.

Mary » Sister of lazarus » Beloved of jesus

John 11:1

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

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

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance 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 said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her into his own [home].

Mary » Characteristics of » Spiritual mindedness

Mary » Characteristics of » Submission

Luke 1:38

So Mary said, "Behold, the Lord's female slave! May it happen to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

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

John 19:25

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus.

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

Luke 24:10

Now Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the [mother] of James and the others with them were telling these [things] to the apostles.

Mary » Life summarized » Recipient of a great salvation

Luke 8:2

and some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: 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

Greet Mary, who {has worked hard} for you.

Mothers » Devout » Mary

Obedience » Instances of » Mary

Luke 1:38

So Mary said, "Behold, the Lord's female slave! May it happen to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Mary

Matthew 12:46

And [while] he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and brothers were standing there outside, desiring to speak to him.

John 19:25

Now his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were standing near the cross of Jesus.

John 2:5

His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he says to you, do [it]!"

Luke 2:48

And [when they] saw him, they were astounded and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I have been searching for you anxiously!"

Religion » Devout mothers » Mary

Rising » Instances of » Mary

Luke 24:1

Now on the first [day] of the week, at very early dawn, they came back to the tomb bringing the fragrant spices which they had prepared.

Mark 16:2

And very early in the morning on the first [day] of the week they came to the tomb [after] the sun had risen.

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

Luke 1:28

And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you."

Luke 1:30

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Wise » Choice, examples of » Mary

Luke 10:42

But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

Women » As poets » Mary

Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior, because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave, for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed, read more.
because the Mighty [One] has done great [things] for me, and holy [is] his name. And his mercy [is] for generation after generation to those who fear him. He has done a mighty deed with his arm; he has dispersed the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled those who are hungry with good [things], and those who are rich he has sent away empty-handed. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering [his] mercy, just as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants {forever}."

Women » Good » Mary

Luke 1:26-38

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee {named} Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man {named} Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin [was] Mary. And he came to her [and] said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord [is] with you." read more.
But she was greatly perplexed at the statement, and was pondering what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob {forever}, and of his kingdom there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with 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. Therefore also the one to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth--she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For {nothing will be impossible with God}." So Mary said, "Behold, the Lord's female slave! May it happen to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Romans 16:6

Greet Mary, who {has worked hard} for you.