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Luke 1:26-38

Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month the angel x Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named y Nazareth, 27 z to a virgin betrothed 1 to a man whose name was Joseph, a of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, b O favored one, c the Lord is with you!" 2 29 But d she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for e you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, f you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and g you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of h the Most High. And the Lord God i will give to him the throne of j his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob k forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."

34 And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?" 3

35 And the angel answered her, l "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of h the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born 4 will be called m holy - n the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her o who was called barren. 37 For p nothing will be impossible with God." 38 And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant 5 of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And q the angel departed from her.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 1:19
    And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 2:23
    And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: "He shall be called a Nazarene.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 1:16
    And Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
    Matthew 1:18
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 2:4
    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David.
    Matthew 1:20
    But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 45:2
    You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
    Daniel 9:23
    At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.
  6. Cross References
    Judges 6:12
    And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, "The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 1:12
    And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 7:46
    Who found favor in the sight of God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
  10. Cross References
    Luke 2:21
    And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
    Matthew 1:21
    She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
    Matthew 1:25
    But knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
  11. Cross References
    Luke 1:76
    And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways.
    Luke 6:35
    But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
    Acts 7:48
    Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says.
    Mark 5:7
    And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 1:69
    And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in...
    2 Samuel 7:11 - 13
    From the time that I appointed judges over my p...
    2 Samuel 7:16
    And your house and your kingdom shall be made s...
    Psalms 89:4
    I will establish your offspring forever, and bu...
    Psalms 132:11
    The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which ...
    Isaiah 9:6 - 7
    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given...
    Isaiah 16:5
    Then a throne will be established in steadfast ...
    Acts 2:30
    Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God...
    Revelation 3:7
    And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia ...
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  14. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of those kings the God of heave...
    Daniel 7:14
    And to him was given dominion and glory and a k...
    Daniel 7:18
    But the saints of the Most High shall receive t...
    Daniel 7:27
    And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatn...
    Hebrews 1:8
    But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is...
    Revelation 11:15
    Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and th...
    John 12:34
    So the crowd answered him, "We have heard from ...
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 1:18
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 1:20
    But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
  16. Cross References
    Luke 1:32
    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 father David.
  17. Cross References
    John 6:69
    And we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 14:33
    And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God.
  19. Cross References
    Luke 1:7
    But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.
  20. Cross References
    Genesis 18:14
    Is anything too hard for the Lord ? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
  21. Cross References
    Judges 6:21
    Then the angel of the Lord reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes. And fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. And the angel of the Lord vanished from his sight.
    Acts 12:10
    When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him.
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