24 Now after these days his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and she kept herself [a]in seclusion for five months, saying, 25 “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to (A)take away my disgrace among people.”

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel (B)Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named (C)Nazareth, 27 to (D)a virgin [b]betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, (E)of the [c]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was [d]Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord [e]is with you.” 29 But she (F)was very perplexed at this statement, and was pondering what kind of greeting this was. 30 And the angel said to her, “(G)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 (H)shall name Him Jesus.

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  1. Luke 1:24 Or hidden
  2. Luke 1:27 Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live together
  3. Luke 1:27 Lit house
  4. Luke 1:27 Gr Mariam, Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
  5. Luke 1:28 Or be

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