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Luke 1:26-38 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

26 But in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, whose name was Nazareth [to which the name Nazareth],

27 to a maiden [to a virgin], wedded to a man, whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the maiden was Mary.

28 And the angel entered to her, and said, Hail, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed be thou among women.

29 And when she had heard, she was troubled in his word, and thought what manner salutation this was.

30 And the angel said to her, Dread thou not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.

31 Lo! thou shalt conceive in [the] womb, and shalt bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus.

32 This shall be great [He shall be great], and he shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give to him the seat of David, his father,

33 and he shall reign in the house of Jacob without end [and he shall reign in the house of Jacob into without end], and of his realm shall be none end.

34 And Mary said to the angel, On what manner shall this thing be done, for I know not man?

35 And the angel answered, and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come from above into thee, and the virtue of the Highest shall overshadow thee; and therefore that holy thing that shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.

36 And lo! Elisabeth, thy cousin, and she also hath conceived a son in her old (age), and this month is the sixth to her that is called barren;

37 for every word shall not be impossible with God.

38 And Mary said, Lo! the handmaid of the Lord[a]; be it done to me after thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:38 Forsooth Mary said, Lo! the handmaiden/handmaid of the Lord

Luke 1:26-38 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel went in to her and said, Hail, thou full of grace! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.

29 When she saw him, she was bewildered at his words, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this could be. 30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God. 31 Lo, you shall conceive in your womb, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest. And the Lord God will give to him the seat of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary to the angel, How will this be, seeing I do not know a man?

35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore also, that holy thing which will be born of you will be called the Son of God. 36 And behold: your cousin Elizabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age. And this is her sixth month, though she be called barren. 37 For with God, nothing is impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaiden of the Lord! Be it unto me even as you have said. 

And the angel departed from her.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 1:26-38 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

26 [a]And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin affianced to a man whose name was Joseph, of the [b]house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And the Angel went in unto her, and said, Hail thou that art [c]freely beloved: the Lord is with thee: [d]blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was [e]troubled at his saying, and thought what manner of salutation that should be.

30 Then the Angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast [f]found favor with God.

31 For lo thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bear a son, and shalt call his Name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be [g]called the Son of the most High, and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom shall be none end.

34 Then said Mary unto the Angel, [h]How shall this be, seeing [i]I know not man?

35 And the Angel answered, and said unto her, The holy Ghost [j]shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee: therefore also that [k]Holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be [l]called the Son of God.

36 And behold, thy [m]cousin, Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is her [n]sixth month, which was called barren.

37 For with God shall nothing be impossible.

38 Then Mary said, Behold the servant of the Lord: be it unto me according to thy word. So the Angel departed from her.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:26 The Angel serving the Lord which should be born, is sent to the virgin Mary, in whom the Son of the most high promised to David, is conceived by the virtue of the holy Ghost.
  2. Luke 1:27 As much is to be said of Mary, otherwise Christ had not been of the stock, not the son of David.
  3. Luke 1:28 It might be rendered word for word, full of favor and grace, and he showeth straight after, laying out plainly unto us, what that favor is, in that he saith, the Lord is with thee.
  4. Luke 1:28 Of God.
  5. Luke 1:29 Moved at the strangeness of the matter.
  6. Luke 1:30 So speak the Hebrews, saying, that men have found favor, which are in favor.
  7. Luke 1:32 He shall be declared so to be, for he was the Son of God from everlasting, but was made manifest in the flesh in his time.
  8. Luke 1:34 The greatness of the matter causeth the Virgin to ask this question, not that she distrusteth any whit at all, for she asketh only of the manner of the conceiving, so that it is plain she believed all the rest.
  9. Luke 1:34 So speak the Hebrews, signifying by this modest kind of speech the company of man and wife together, and this is the meaning of it: how shall this be, forseeing, I shall be Christ his mother, I am very sure. I shall not know any man: for the godly virgin had learned by the Prophets, that the Messiah should be born of a Virgin.
  10. Luke 1:35 That is, the holy Ghost shall cause thee to conceive by his mighty power.
  11. Luke 1:35 That pure thing and void of all spot of uncleanness: for he that was to take away sin, must needs be void of sin.
  12. Luke 1:35 Declared and showed to the world, to be the Son of God.
  13. Luke 1:36 Though Elizabeth were of the tribe of Levi, yet she might be Mary’s cousin: for whereas it was forbidden by the Law, for maidens to be married to men of other tribes, this could not let, but that the Levites might take them wives out of any tribe: for the Levites had no portion allotted them, when the land was divided among the people.
  14. Luke 1:36 This is now the sixth month from the time when she conceived.
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Luke 1:26-38 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

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