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26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,The Birth of Jesus Foretold Lk.1.26-38 (Nazareth)
27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 
28And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" Other ancient authorities add "Blessed are you among women! 
29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 
30And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 
31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 
32He 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 father David,
 
33and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there will be no end."
 
34And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" 
35And 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 Other ancient authorities add: of you will be called holy, The Son of God. 
36And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 
37For with God nothing will be impossible." 
38And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. 

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