Birth of Jesus Foretold

Luke 1

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin a betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, b "Rejoice, highly favored one, c the Lord is with you; 1 blessed are you among women!" 29 But 2 when she saw him, d she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found e favor with God. 31 f "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and g shall call His name JESUS. 32 "He will be great, h and will be called the Son of the Highest; and i the Lord God will give Him the j throne of His k father David. 33 l "And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."

34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I 3 do not know a man?"

35 And the angel answered and said to her, m "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called n the Son of God. 36 "Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 "For o with God nothing will be impossible." 38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 1:18
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
    Luke 2:4
    Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David.
    Luke 2:5
    To be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
  2. Cross References
    Daniel 9:23
    At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:
  3. Cross References
    Judges 6:12
    And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, "The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!
  4. Cross References
    Luke 1:12
    And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 2:52
    And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
  6. 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.
    Matthew 1:21
    "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
    Matthew 1:25
    And did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.
    Galatians 4:4
    But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 2:21
    And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
    Philippians 2:9 - 11
    Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ...
    Matthew 17:5
    While he was still speaking, behold, a bright c...
    Mark 5:7
    And he cried out with a loud voice and said, "W...
    Luke 1:35
    And the angel answered and said to her, " The H...
    Luke 1:76
    And you, child, will be called the prophet of t...
    Luke 6:35
    But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hopin...
    Acts 7:48
    However, the Most High does not dwell in temple...
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12
    When your days are fulfilled and you rest with ...
    2 Samuel 7:13
    He shall build a house for My name, and I will ...
    2 Samuel 7:16
    "And your house and your kingdom shall be estab...
    Psalms 132:11
    The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will n...
    Isaiah 9:6
    For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is g...
    Isaiah 9:7
    Of the increase of His government and peace The...
    Isaiah 16:5
    In mercy the throne will be established; And On...
    Jeremiah 23:5
    Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "T...
  10. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:14 - 17
    I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
    Acts 2:33
    Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
    Acts 7:55
    But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
  12. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
    Micah 4:7
    I will make the lame a remnant, And the outcast a strong nation; So the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on, even forever.
    John 12:34
    The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up' ? Who is this Son of Man?
    Hebrews 1:8
    But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    2 Peter 1:11
    For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 1:20
    But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 2:7
    I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to...
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ...
    Matthew 14:33
    Then those who were in the boat came and worshi...
    Matthew 17:5
    While he was still speaking, behold, a bright c...
    Mark 1:1
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, th...
    John 1:34
    "And I have seen and testified that this is the...
    John 20:31
    But these are written that you may believe that...
    Acts 8:37
    Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your...
    Romans 1:1 - 4
    Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to ...
    Hebrews 1:2
    Has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,...
    Hebrews 1:8
    But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is...
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 18:14
    "Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
    Jeremiah 32:17
    Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
    But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.
    Romans 4:21
    And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
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