(Good News Translation (GNT))
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy God sent the
angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.
27 He had a message
for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who
was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary.
28 The angel came
to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you
and has greatly blessed you!”
29 Mary was deeply
troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words
30 The angel said
to her, “Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you.
31 You will become
pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
32 He will be
great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord
God will make him a king, as his ancestor David was,
33 and he will
be the king of the descendants of Jacob forever; his kingdom will
34 Mary said to
the angel, “I am a virgin. How, then, can this be?”
35 The angel answered,
“The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest
upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son
36 Remember your
relative Elizabeth. It is said that she cannot have children, but
she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very
37 For there is
nothing that God cannot do.”