Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus the [a]Messiah was as follows: when His (A)mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was (B)found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:18 See note v 16
  2. Matthew 1:18 Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live together

The Word Made Flesh

14 And (A)the Word (B)became flesh, and (C)dwelt among us; and (D)we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of (E)grace and (F)truth.

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19 Now Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written: “(A)JESUS THE NAZARENE, (B)THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

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15 But [a]the gracious gift is not like the offense. For if by the offense of (A)the one (B)the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by (C)the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand (D)the judgment arose from one offense, [b]resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the gracious gift arose from many offenses, [c]resulting in justification. 17 For if by the offense of the one, death reigned (E)through the one, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness (F)reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:15 Lit not as the offense, so also is the gracious gift
  2. Romans 5:16 Lit to condemnation
  3. Romans 5:16 Lit to an act of righteousness

For in Him all the (A)fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

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The Incarnate Word

What was (A)from the beginning, what we have (B)heard, what we have (C)seen with our eyes, what we (D)have looked at and (E)touched with our hands, concerning the (F)Word of Life—

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Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel (A)Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named (B)Nazareth, 27 to (C)a virgin [a]betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, (D)of the [b]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was [c]Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord [d]is with you.” 29 But she (E)was very perplexed at this statement, and was pondering what kind of greeting this was. 30 And the angel said to her, “(F)Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you (G)shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of (H)the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him (I)the throne of His father David; 33 (J)and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, (K)and His kingdom will have no end.” 34 But Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I [e]am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “(L)The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of (M)the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also (N)the [f]holy Child will be called (O)the Son of God. 36 And behold, even your relative Elizabeth herself has conceived a son in her old age, and [g]she who was called infertile is now in her sixth month. 37 For (P)nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the Lord’s bond-servant; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:27 Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live together
  2. Luke 1:27 Lit house
  3. Luke 1:27 Gr Mariam, Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
  4. Luke 1:28 Or be
  5. Luke 1:34 Lit do not know a man
  6. Luke 1:35 Lit the holy one fathered
  7. Luke 1:36 Lit this is the sixth month for her who

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