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Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.  The virgin’s name was Mary.  28And having come in, the angel said to her, “Re-joice, highly favored one,the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”  29But when she sawhim, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.  30Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor withGod.  31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His nameJesus.  32He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  33And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,and ofHis kingdom there will be no end.”  34Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”  35And the angel answered and said to her, “TheHoly 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 theSon ofGod.  36Now 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.  37For with God nothing will be impossible.”  38Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord!  Let it be to me ac-cording to your word.”  And the angel departed from her