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The Birth of Jesus Part 1 (Luke 1:26-36)

In this story, the mother of Jesus first learns what is about to happen.

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her and said, “Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.”

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

And the angel said unto her, “Fear not, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a son and shall call his name JESUS. 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. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

Then said Mary unto the angel, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”

And the angel answered and said unto her, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you; therefore, also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.”

(Luke 1:26-35)

Words that may be new:
blessed: to be treated very well by God. (In this story, the word also has a bigger meaning.)
espoused: to have promised to marry someone, to be engaged to marry.
favor: to treat someone very well.
hail: a greeting that honors the one greeted.
salutation: a greeting.
throne: the chair used by a king.
virgin: a person who has not had a relationship that would produce children.

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