The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

II. The Birth of Jesus

2. Gabriel’s Announcement to Mary

        26The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth 27to Mary. 28And he came unto her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"
        29But she was greatly troubled at the saying and considered in her mind what sort of a greeting this might be.
        30And the angel said to her, "Fear not, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31You will bear a son and you shall call his name Joshua (Jesus). a 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; 33and of his kingdom there will be no end. 36Your kinswoman Elizabeth has also conceived a son. 35And the power of the Most High will overshadow you."
        38And Mary said, "I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
        (Lk. 1:26–33, 36, 35, 38)

a   "Joshua (Jesus)."—The name Jesus is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Yeshua. Yeshua is the contracted form of Yehoshua, and the English translation of Yehoshua is Joshua.

Lk. 1:26  The / In the sixth month, the (RSV)
Lk. 1:27  to Mary. / to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. (RSV)
Lk. 1:30  her, "Fear not, Mary, (KJV) / her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, (RSV)
Lk. 1:31  You will bear / And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear (RSV) • name Joshua (Jesus). (See fn. a.) / name Jesus. (RSV)
Lk. 1:36  Your / And behold, your (RSV) • Elizabeth has / Elizabeth, in her old age, has (RSV)
Lk. 1:35  And / And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and (RSV)
Lk. 1:38  said, "I / said, "Behold, I (RSV)   (122:3/1346)