The child to be born will be holy.
Luke 1:26 In the sixth month the angel
Gabriel was sent by God to a town in
Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin
engaged to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came
to her and said, “Greetings, favoured
one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she
was much perplexed by his words and
pondered what sort of greeting this
might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do
not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favour with God. 31 And now, you will
conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will
be great, and will be called the Son of
the Most High, and the Lord God will
give to him the throne of his ancestor
David. 33 He will reign over the house
of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom
there will be no end.”
34 Mary said to the angel, “How can
this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The
angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will
come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he
will be called Son of God. 36 And now,
your relative Elizabeth in her old age has
also conceived a son; and this is the sixth
month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible
with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here
am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be
with me according to your word.” Then
the angel departed from her.
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