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Prophecy of Birth to the Virgin

26 Then in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by Adonai into a town in the Galilee named Natzeret 27 and to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Miriam. 28 And coming to her, the angel said, “Shalom, favored one! Adonai is with you.[a] 29 But at the message, she was perplexed and kept wondering what kind of greeting this might be. 30 The angel spoke to her, “Do not be afraid, Miriam, for you have found favor with God. 31 Behold, you will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you shall call His name Yeshua. [b] 32 He will be great and will be called Ben-Elyon. Adonai Elohim will give Him the throne of David,[c] His father. 33 He shall reign over the house of Jacob for all eternity, and His kingdom will be without end.”[d]

34 Miriam said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am not intimate with a man?”[e]

35 And responding, the angel said to her, “The Ruach ha-Kodesh will come upon you, and the power of Elyon will overshadow you. Therefore, the Holy One being born will be called Ben-Elohim.

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  1. Luke 1:28 Some mss. add and blessed are you among women.
  2. Luke 1:32 cf. Isa. 7:14.
  3. Luke 1:32 cf. 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Isa. 9:6(7); 11:1; Ps. 132:11-12.
  4. Luke 1:33 cf. Ps. 45:6; 89:35-37; Dan. 2:44; 7:14.
  5. Luke 1:34 cf. Isa. 7:14.